Thunderbolts and lightning across western skies
SUNDAY night, January 20, was a night where nature’s rhapsody called the tune. To quote the Queen classic, “Thunderbolts and lightning” and a generous serving of widespread rain were delivered in our region.
The amount of rain varied a lot from rain guage to rain guage, but on the whole the figures being reported by readers are a joy.
Leanne Mcdougall reported an impressive 50mm in Narromine, while 26mm fell in Eumungerie, Pauline Murphy told us.
Around Dubbo, there are plenty of smiles with figures like 43mm out on the Minore Road (Narell Morely), Katie Nolan reported 46mm in East Dubbo, and 30 mm in South Dubbo was reported by Heather Cassidy.
A huge number of lightning strikes provided our locals with fantastic photo and video opportunities and the water across the Newell Highway near the Whylandra Street Railway Bridge in West Dubbo unleashed a “flood” of comments on
facebook page regarding the River Street proposal, that will continue to be discussed over the coming months.
taken from Orana Mall at around 9pm by Sarah O’neil Photography
Right: Storm water rushes across the Newell Highway at the West Dubbo railway bridge. Thanks to Karen Wark for this photo. THE Wellington Lions Club has benefitted greatly from the 'Return and Earn' container being in town for the last year and, thanks to a lot of hard work by the community including club members, we also have a tidier town!
Dave, Flo and John Whiteley have worked hard this last year collecting bottles and cans from pubs, public garbage bins and alongside the roads.
The club is hoping one of our readers can help with one question that’s come out of their collecting efforts – Lions Dave Eslick and Flo Westebury have been taking the ring pull tabs off the top of hundreds of cans. Originally they were being collected for another person, but that person has left town. Now Dave and Flo have many containers of these ring tops, which they’ve heard on the grapevine are accepted by some charities for their fundraising, but don't know where to send them.
It will be a shame to waste their hard work! So if you have a charitable suggestion, get in touch with Dubbo Photo News and we’ll pass the info on to the Wellington Lions Club.
Wellington Lions Club members using the 'Return and Earn' facility to raise charity funds.