We survived the cyclone quite well. My town was relatively lucky in that only property and trees were damaged. No lives were lost. Further North there is total devastation and I feel so sorry for so many who have lost so much.
We were with out power for 2 days and now have a clean up to do around the house. I have a large tree broken in half in my backyard.
This is the view from my front door:
Here are some more photos from the drive from my house to my mother’s:
This is a picture of my daughter and I outside my Mum’s place
As you can see a lot of trees damaged but fortunately most houses withstood the wind. Again, we are very lucky.
My home state is probably going to be hit by the biggest cyclone/hurricane/typhoon to ever hit Northern Australia. This is what the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting:
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 and Cyclone Yasi is predicted to be a 4/5 at this point. I live in Townsville which is in the middle of the expected crossing area. We are making preparations and hoping for the best.