My suburb awash at about 11am....
They most certainly issued warnings for the latter - and much more prolonged storm.
As the second storm approached, I set up my camera on the front deck to take a series of long exposures - in the hope of capturing some lightening. It missed a couple of dramatic moments unfortunately, but it did document the advancing of the storm quite effectively.
Take that... Lighting pole at the Rugby field!
A little after 9pm however, the strongest part of the storm hit. This forced me to quickly rush outside and grab my camera gear. As I retreated inside and quickly shut the windows to stop the now horizontal rain from coming in, the power died. Having anticipated this happening, there were already candles burning throughout the house. I also had been charging my mobile phone to make sure I still had contact with the rest of the world in the eventuality of the power failure.
So, what does one do when the power goes down?
You typecast of course!
The suburb dived into an eerie silence and darkness as the power went out. But the sky kept the world alight at night with lightening strikes.
Blog entry sitting on my typewriter - waiting to be scanned when the power came back on.
And then it was over....
Actually, not quite.
By the next morning I was awoken by the rumble of thunder once again rolling across the landscape.