The rain didn’t stop Cobey Norberton, 5, from going to the Gladstone show.
The rain didn’t stop Cobey Norberton, 5, from going to the Gladstone show. BRENDA STRONG

We copped a bucketing

RAIN, rain please – go away!

On Tuesday night and for the most part of yesterday rain throughout the Gladstone region and down the coast bucketed down.

Traffic was slowed on Tuesday night due to pools of water on the roads, and creeks around Gladstone were nearly full.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Meteorology in Rockhampton has said that the standout regions were Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy.

“The coastal fringe received between 60 and 100mm of rain with the standout rainfall regions south of Gladstone.”

Though wet and cold the rain didn’t put a damper on the annual Gladstone show that went ahead as planned.

Five-year-old Cobey Norberton was out with his umbrella and parents, lapping in all he could at the show.

Mother Sonnie Norberton said Cobey loved the rain and liked to go out and play in it when he got the chance.

“He really loves the rain but we usually just stay inside and watch movies or cartoons,” Ms Norberton said.

“We weren’t put off by the rain and checked the weather and made sure we came out after it stopped.”



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