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Storm Season

Behind every dark cloud, the sky is blue

In this neck of the subtropical woods, it is the season for thunderstorms. Cells build in the Brisbane Valley and head southeast, sometimes bringing hail but always damaging winds.

The lightning can be spectacular but frightening if you are driving or caught outside.

Our dogs are fine but some dogs become so fearful they panic at the sound of thunder and run away.

Threatening clouds but no hail yet

There is even such a thing as thunderstorm asthma. Usually this occurs in the southern part of Australia, such as Victoria. Thunderstorm asthma caused 10 deaths and 300 hospital admissions last year in the one storm event.

Coming tonight, the storms put a bit of a kybosh on Halloween festivities. Our estate has bee

n quite enthusiastic at Halloween decorating this year so I am half expecting a skeleton, Halloween entity or witch to come flying over the fence for real.

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From the Home by the Sea.

14 thoughts on “Storm Season”

      1. The dog might enjoy the attention and cuddle associated with the putting on of the thundershirt. Then again, they do have to be tight, so perhaps it is like swaddling a newborn firmly. My kids hated being swaddled tightly, they fought to get their arms out of the wraps, even as newborns.

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