Our area was fortunate in that there was little damage except for leaves everywhere and a decent soaking when the remnants of Debbie first arrived on our doorstep.
What appeared to be the former eye of the cyclone, arrived around 6:30pm on Thursday, the arrival signalled by another significant clap of thunder. For an hour or so there was a considerable strengthening of the wind causing some local power blackouts. Some areas of Bellvista remained without power on Friday morning. A tree or two toppled over but all in all the area ‘dodged a bullet’ as the former eye and strongest winds passed by.
Unofficial rainfall totals were around 125mls for the duration of the event. A cool, strong but refreshing southerly swept over the area into Friday morning giving some relief from the stifling humidity.
Stockland has alerted BeCA that the phasing of the two sets of traffic signals in Baringa now more adequately reflects the usage by motor vehicles. You will still find yourself held up for a short while on at least one of the two sets of lights. Building in Baringa is amazing where somewhere in the vicinity of 150 new homes are under construction. Up to 6 houses have now been occupied by their new owners.
BeCA has been alerted to several acts of vandalism involving rubbish bins. BeCA and other residents have reported the incidents to the local police who will step up surveillance across the area as resources permit. Feel free to drop any snippets of concrete information you may have on these incidents and BeCA will ensure it gets passed on.