It seems like this whole summer has been about weather anomalies in Australia. Flooding in Queensland, New South Wales and in Victoria, cyclone Yasi, drought and fires in Western Australia and finally Melbourne got its share of natural disasters.

Last Friday, a tropical storm took us all by surprise. Almost everyone had a story to tell. We got trapped in a small restaurant where water started to rise all of sudden and, for a brief moment, it all looked very scary. Cars were drifting on the streets, streets turned into raging rivers, rivers into mighty waterways.

The day after the city suffered from a major hangover. Our local train station in Windsor looked like a canal in Amsterdam and those who expected trains walked away mildly shocked. What really amazed me was the number of people who purposely arrived at the scene equipped with cameras to document the moment in time to remember…

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