No corrections yet
THE RECENT STORM AT THE
The Nar'. Weet Times of the 26tb ult, gives the following particulars in connection with the recent storm at the Nor'-West:-The rainfall at the Lower Yule station was 4in-, and that at the upper station ¿in., bat there was not sufficient to make the river ron at either place. At Inthanuna they have been very
fortunate. Before the severe storm a few thunder showers fell on the hills and the
principal flock« went to the spot, presumably in search of green feed. When the storm came on they were comparatively sheltered, none having succumbed when Mr. Cusack found them. The same propitious circum- stance happened at Andover. It had been noticed that a flock of sheep were straying towards Bassetfs Bead when a thunder shower passed over the neighbouring hills. Tho sheep «oust have adopted exactly the same coarse as those at Inthanuna, for they were all found in a gully feeding on green
Messrs.. Meares and Withnell, of the Sher- lock, estimate their losses at 100 cattle and 3,000 sheep.
A traveller from the Ashburton reports that there was no feed from there to 80 miles this side of Mt. Mortimer ; but this was be» fore the storm had reached that country. From there to Karratha thero is good feed, the rains having made the grass sprout at Red Hill, the Harding Junction, Yarraloola, and Chinginarra. We have received a tele- gram from Condon stating that 14in. of rain fell at Eel Creek, Messrs. C. Coppin and Sons' station, on February 29, sweeping cattle, sheep, and horses before it. The homestead was left on a small island, being completely surrounded by water. They had a heavy loss in sheep. Mr. Anderson has re- ceived word that out of nearly 100 cattle, 1,500 sheep, and 40 horses on the Pardoo sta- tion, only ten of each are left on the run. Messrs. McRae and Pearse's schooner Dawn at the time of the storm was at Mermaid Strait, raising the wrecked lugger Alice, which sank some time back. The hurricane waa so severe that the vessel parted from her anchors, and the captain and orew considered it prudent to abandon her. She was ten miles distant when picked up.