In the words of minimalist composer Steve Reich ‘It’s Gonna Rain‘ alright! The composer’s relentless deconstruction and reconstruction of one simple phrase ‘It’s Gonna Rain‘ just about sums up the weather here in Wellington which struggles to cope with one of the worst rainstorms in recent memory – 123 mm in our local area in the last 24 hours (that’s about 4.84 inches we think) half of this fell in two hours!

Schools across the region have been closed.
People are advised not to go to work (little transport)
Homes in some areas evacuated

Our own Hutt River (see video) is running at high levels with logs and branches sweeping down towards Wellington Harbour at frightening speed. All of this, for California AdventureCat pal Savvy, is amazing to see as they live under drought conditions! Let’s hope it eases off soon so we can concentrate on getting Harvey back up health (full report tomorrow).

Miranda Kitten
(Standing in for Harvey Middle-Earth Correspondent)

Here Comes the RAIN from Marjorie Dawson on Vimeo.

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8 Comments

  1. Thomas Archer

    May 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    *soft paw* We hopes you all stay safe and dry, Miranda and pals.

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  2. meowmeowmans

    May 16, 2015 at 5:39 am

    OMC! Stay safe, dear friends. We do hope it stops soon, so you can just focus on Harvey’s recovery. Hugs!
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  3. The Island Cats

    May 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    We purr that you all stay safe.
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  4. da tabbies o trout towne

    May 15, 2015 at 11:10 am

    guys…stay safe N we hope harvey iz home bye de time ewe see thiz, N him iz doin wellxxxxx….N whoa…yea, that IZ a bunch o rain…..

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  5. Austin Towers

    May 15, 2015 at 10:25 am

    An ark is definitely a necessity!! I wonder if you can get one from Amazon? Stay dry! xx
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  6. Lone Star Cats

    May 15, 2015 at 10:15 am

    We’ve been havin tons of rain here too.
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  7. Brian Frum

    May 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Dang, y’all need to build an ark.

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  8. The Swiss Cats

    May 15, 2015 at 7:08 am

    OMC ! We got the same weather last week ! We hope you’re safe and dry ! Purrs
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