We had a little rain, yep. 74.4mm (or 2.92 inches) in about 4 hours. That's more than double our average December rainfall in just a few hours! We took the pictures a little after we'd made sure the chooks were safe and dry, and we helped the water get through their pen as quickly as possible.
The area behind our land is a council owned drain, and while it was generally working, it was over-full and overwhelmed.
You can see the chip-bark had been washed away by the force of the water earlier. Thankfully the chooks were smart enough to stay inside their house until the worst was over.
The water pushed everything aside, but thankfully the concrete slab was slightly higher than the water level up here. The water was in a hurry to get past anyway.
|After the worst had passed|
Thankfully it didn't take too long after the rain settled down for the water to drain away. It was almost like someone opened up a flood gate downstream somewhere.
So that was our excitement for the day. No.. make that for the year. :)