Sydney and the Hunter and Central Coast regions are experiencing the most severe weather in years. Gale force winds, described as “cyclonic” of up to 135kph and torrential rain have brought death and destruction across a wide area of NSW.
But it seems that umbrellas are taking the most strain. Brave brollies fought heroically against the storm but were beaten, ravaged and tossed aside all over the state.
Those who abandoned their umbrellas posted cheeky pictures on social media of their busted brollies with the hashtag #umbrellageddon.
#umbrellageddon. A #sydneystorm tragedy pic.twitter.com/rxqmAhZvC0
— Dave Earley (@earleyedition) April 20, 2015
The #SydneyStorm #umbrellageddon pic.twitter.com/JvnkqpUmZt — Dave Earley (@earleyedition) April 20, 2015
Can’t stop crying. #umbrellageddon pic.twitter.com/2P4rGL9ybm
— thomas macmillan (@TRMacM) April 20, 2015
This one has been completely denuded … #sydneystorm #umbrellageddon pic.twitter.com/7kqz77lQK4 — Matthew da Silva (@mattdasilva) April 21, 2015
Total devastation and carnage and a huge loss #SydneyStorm @cityofsydney #brollydeath pic.twitter.com/KZ4Oxi8J5m
— carl gough (@Goughy30) April 21, 2015
Queens Square is one of the windiest places in Sydney. Spotted around 30 umbrella corpses this morning. #weather pic.twitter.com/W8bBEJmBXz — AKHost (@dragonflyautumn) April 20, 2015
This Sydney weather is an umbrella manufacturer’s dream. #aapweather pic.twitter.com/S1crake7CD
— Warwick Goodman (@warwickgoodman) April 20, 2015
Umbrella graveyard at the train station. #SydneyWeather pic.twitter.com/29fd4RcCDl — Sian Edwards (@sianwithaSHH) April 20, 2015
Time to reinvent the umbrella pic.twitter.com/DfvG5pxyZt
— Fiona Smith (@fionaatwork) April 20, 2015
#Umbrellageddon in Sydney at the moment. This bin in Redfern is a burial ground #SydneyStorm #nswstorm pic.twitter.com/F11bbWlcVR — Dirk van Graver (@Dirky_Minded) April 21, 2015
“Literally, I can’t.” #Umbrellageddon pic.twitter.com/tmttAHqigu
— John Kerswell (@JohnKerswell) April 21, 2015
Even the big boys are going down in Newcastle @Tzarimas #umbrellageddon pic.twitter.com/PTp5UH8miG — Liz Farquhar (@lizfarquhar) April 21, 2015
@alunsaunders Extreme #umbrellageddon spotted on the steps of Capital Tower #lestweforget pic.twitter.com/oUjwOJEaQK
— Rob Larque (@larky77) January 19, 2014
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