It started raining on Monday 9th February, which was a welcome change from the frost, ice and snow of the previous week, but unfortunately it did not stop raining - but continued all day and throughout the night with strengthening winds driving the rain. It stopped around eight am and when one finally ventured out it was to find water, water, everywhere.
There have been many reports of properties with flooded rooms, including your webmaster, who woke with a half an inch of water in places downstairs.
After our clean up, the pictures on this page were taken around the Village and Point Clear. They are photos of a Caravan site, a Holiday Chalet Estate, the high tide well up the sea wall and pictures of the Mill Dam causeway flooded with the high tide.
On the Mill Dam I was joined by Garry Champion also taking photographs and being caught in the spray of vehicles that chose to speed through the foot and a half of water. Garry provided the last picture on this page which really illustrates the problem motorist faced going to and from Point Clear.
The local news broadcasts today have used the expression; ‘A Months Rain in a Day’, hence my use of the words as my page title!