Deviating from a pure tech focus for today, the heavy rain, hail and flooding in Melbourne has caught a lot of people unprepared. I do hope that there is a good drop in the catchment areas to top up the reservoirs.
It’s been interesting to see what has popped up in the social media so I’ve included a few:
It’s been quite handy to have social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter as well online forums such as Whirlpool to see photos and videos from people in the affected areas of various things including:
- actual flooding,
- the size of hail stones,
- prevention and clean up activities,
- damage to property.
As always, the Bureau of Meteorology is handy for those in the affected areas to review the intensity of the rain and for any successive fronts that may be headed their way.
I guess all of this technology bring Melbourne a lot closer for me having moved interstate to Sydney about six years ago and it is also far quicker than waiting for the news on free-to-air or pay television.
For all my friends and family in Melbourne, I hope you are all safe and that this harsh weather passes soon with minimal damage to your homes and property.