Wednesday, 23 September 2009

breaking News...Dust Storm in Australia

Australia, wednesday 23 of September 2009 As British science fiction writer John Wyndham might have said, when people in Sydney wake up to a sky from Mars, something is seriously wrong somewhere... A huge outback dust storm swept across eastern Australia today, leaving most of New South Wales, including Sydney shrouded in a thick red cloud of dust.Flights were diverted and Sydney's iconic ferries were disrupted as city dwellers woke to deep red skies with visibility down to a few metres, and thick dust coating cars, buildings and beaches.The emergency services were inundated with calls from people fearing a major bushfire in the city while dust particles triggered scores of fire alarms and, in one Sydney train station, an emergency evacuation.


...this Morning I didn´t know if I was awake or Dreaming...

25 comments:

gabriela said...

Dear crazy drile:

Here we are in Stgo. with Augusto and Toya watching your pics, they are impressed with the dust strom, umbeleable.
Thanks a lot to tell about it and to show us what is happenning there.
We send both of you all our love from Stgo de Chile.

We keep in touch...

kisses

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD!
Terrifying pictures.
Take care, Crazydrile. Don't breathe too much, hahahaha.
Greetings from Mandrilland.-
PD: I'm suruyevsky, but I've a problem with Gmail.-

LA MEXICANA said...

wooooow is grossly amazing!!! I thought about you both when I saw the news, I can't imagine what was the surprise when you woke up and saw this... I hope you be well

kisses !!!!

ale

Benja-Xocoyotl said...

Hello form north Pacific shore in Mexico, Baja California Sur. I got to you blog due to a comment left in mine of La Mexicana. What a good surprise. I just saw the sand storm and what you post about Petronians. I still with "boca abierta" I think you understand perfeclty the Spanish... I'll take the compleat tour and see all your posts.

Saludos!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

it was unbelievable... Was one of the most shocking momments in my life... I woke up arround 5 am coughing a lot, and I went to my balcony... then I thought I was dreaming; all the sky was red and strongly illuminated, like a movie from mars, then we turn on the TV and I knew was the red dust storm in Australia...unbelievable, truly unbelievable

thanks for your words and Lots of greetings in Santiago de Chile from Mars

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

"The winds at times during the morning will average 65kph, which is gale force, with some stronger squally gusts up to about 90-100kph."

The dust reduced visibility across the city and large parts of the state, with callers to ABC Radio saying the scene looked like something from the end of the world.

The bureau has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in Sydney and other parts of NSW, with a gale warning issued for Sydney closed waters.

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

'Like Armageddon'

Karen from Dulwich Hill, in Sydney's inner west, says she woke up to find the red dust had covered her floors and birds had been blown out of their nests.

"It did feel like Armageddon because when I was in the kitchen looking out the skylight, there was this red, red glow coming through," she said.

Mick told ABC Online: "In Sydney's south-western suburbs I've just woken up to a glowing red window! Thought it was Armageddon! Either that or South Korea [sic] had nuked us!"

Another ABC Online contributor wrote in: "Red. Dusty. Making hard to breath... There are baby birds dead in our backyard. And our cat's gone missing."

Another listener says her lakeside vista has been replaced by a desert view. Others have commented on how birds are struggling to cope with the haze, with some "falling out of the sky".

Another said: "I went out for a ride on my bicycle and I ended up looking like a red panda."

Caller Mary spoke about a dust storm she saw in 1939: "I was 13 years of age and I lived in Leichhardt," she said. "I remember I walked to my aunt's place and you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. The colour was a sort of yellowy-brown."

*ABC News on line

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

cheers Ale! we are okay, thanks God. just some people with problems of asma and some trees falling down, but nothing else.

Anyway, I think is too rush to say nothing happen, I feel like this storm is just an "advice"...a signal, we need to open our eyes and listen the mother nature and what she want to say

Kisses back Aleli and keep in touch

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

cheers Benja-Xocoyotl, and welcome to Compass of the North

Im glad that you are enjoying my blog.. keep traveling with us and take a look in your right hand side on your screen if you want to see more adventures and trips in Asia, Oceania and America

Greetings back in Baja California y viva Mexico!

Crazy Drile

ps: welcome anytime and keep in touch

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

cheers Benja-Xocoyotl, and welcome to Compass of the North

Im glad that you are enjoying my blog.. keep traveling with us and take a look in your right hand side on your screen if you want to see more adventures and trips in Asia, Oceania and America

Greetings back in Baja California y viva Mexico!

Crazy Drile

ps: welcome anytime and keep in touch

gabriela said...

Thanks God both of you are okay, but it was really incredible. All the news all over the world were about it.

Your pics show us more or less what you lived in that moments it looks like mars. really.

Your blog let us to have the last information about you and Australia. Thanks a lot for that.


A lot of kisses from Chillán, Chile

MK KWUN said...

Hola Ricardo and Pooh (Amy)

How are you ? Please take good care from dust strom in Aus.

Keep in touch , please .

Best regards
Tammy ,Eak , Phung , and Bean.

MK KWUN said...

Hola Both of you

FYI ,In Thailand , there is raining every evening.

Take care.

Best regards from Thailand.
Tammy ,Eak , Phung , and Bean.

Elinge said...

Hola Crazy Drile:

Impresionante efecto logrado en las imágenes que le da a cada una una tensión Apocalíptica... que nos hace permanecer a la espera.

Saludos desde España.

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Greetings back Gabriela... was really incredible, and not just one day...two times!

two days after the first storm...the second one! 6 am..dust everywhere...

it is just a not usual phenomenom .....or another signal?

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Sawasdee krab Phung! nice to see you here!

was really amazing storm, Phung...like a dream...

all the sky was red and looking like Mars, and then the dust everywhere... but thanks God, any death or something more serious, just some people with Asma and problems for breath but not more than that.

the second storm was two days after and less strong than the first one

Now seems that the storm is finish already, but you never know what is going to happen..better stay alert

Big kiss for you Phung and greetings in Bangkok

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Saludos Elinge! gusto verte por acá nuevamente!

Increible, pero cierto! las fotos no tienen ningún efecto Elinge, son simples fotos incluso sin flash... 100% reales de la tormenta... ese dia a las 5 am desperté y pensé que era realmente el Apocalipsis.... no sabia si era noche o día y no podía respirar... realmente una experiencia que pocos pueden vivir

Hay que estar atentos a las señales que nos envia la Naturaleza... no creo que esto sea solo un simple fenomeno

Un gran abrazo desde Australia Elinge...mantente en contacto y saludos a España!

Crazy Drile

OZYOSO said...

Impresionante lo que ocurrió ese día. Se podía respirar?

Una forma distinta de empezar la primavera!

Y las fotos, de lujo.

Saludos por allá.

ZOBAKO said...

que bkn!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

muchas gracias Ozyoso.. la verdad la vi bastante pelua... no se podia respirar y la gente con asma paso momentos de mucha tension...las carreteras y aeropuertos cerrados y caos total

dos dias despues la tormenta se repitio en baja intensidad.

Las fotos cero efecto, 100% reales wn

Muchisimas gracias por su saludo y uno de vuelta para usted, sus seguidores y familia

Cya

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Bkn mirar las fotos, pero estar ahi....chupin, chupin!

salu2 don Zobako!

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