I bring this to your attention because the medium S Clark (now Mrs Nagy) is in Bali at this present time.
This morning as I drove the youngest S Clark to Music Camp it started to rain. We had been told that SA may get some flash flooding but the weather report assured us it was in the north and east. Places with such exotic names as Moomba and Arkaroola. The rain got heavier and heavier.
As we have all watched devastated what is happening in Qld, I am sure I was not the only one who hoped we weren't about to get a deluge. As I drove through the Goodwood Underpass I said to my passenger.."It's awful when this floods as you have no idea how deep it is" How pathetic am I! Probably 50 cms at most and our compatriots are dealing with metres of water. It is beyond comprehension.
Then, mindful of Mr & Mrs D Nagy on holiday in Bali, I am wondering how they are faring.
It is rainy season and we have remarked when there in the past how awful ti would be if the drains banked up. The weather map and the great red spiral, which we are glibly told is La Niña, swoops down through Thailand over Indonesia, Bali and over continental Australia is what would appear to be the cause of all this.
We can only thank God (as K Rudd did this morning) that it has stopped raining in Qld. And hope Bali is OK, and that we are not too badly affected.
The rain here, in Adelaide, appears to have stopped.
Footnote Incidentally even though the term "Huey" is a colloquial tongue in cheek reference to God...and sometimes referred to as the 'Surf God of the Weather' I wonder whether its origin is much more respectable.
Given that the unpronounceable and unpronounced Hebrew word for the LORD is YHWH (remember that Hebrew script has no vowels)..and in the ancient English texts this was rendered incorrectly as 'Jehovah'...you only have to look at YHWH and realise it could be Huey...particularly when WAW (the letter transliterated W here is sometimes..even often pronounced as U) so it doesn't take much to recognise that YHUH could become some wags Huey. Don't even get me started on Yahoo!