Disasters of the day

Yet again, ANU is out of luck with the weather

The university’s Chifley Library copped rain damage yesterday. It was nowhere as severe as the library flooding of February ’18 when the campus creek burst its banks (CMM February 26 2018). And it made a change from this summer’s set-backs, bushfire smoke bad enough to close campus for five days and a hail storm that damaged 80 buildings (CMM January 23).  But even so – it’s been a tough summer for the university.

The Jacaranda in the Uni Sydney squad came down in Sunday night’s storm

No, not the long-living tree, loved by generations – that died in November ’16 – this was the replacement. It’s not dead.