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Thomas Moore

Sunday, April 13, 2014

That Cyclone...

Well, what a Sunday we've had so far!
The cyclone that was supposed to fade away and not reach us actually kept itself going and hit our town early this morning. 
Mr E and Blossom slept through the beginning of Cyclone Ita's arrival over Townsville, but then the wind and rain got way too noisy and we all sat and watched it through the 'walls of large windows' in our home whilst drinking coffee and eating fresh pancakes with maple syrup. 
By about midday it had passed by and a clean up for those affected began. Roads were cut off, power was out, homes flooded, and the weirs, creeks, river and waterfalls were in full and abundant flow!
The beach was wild...


...as was the Weir.


 Hopefully this cyclone is the last for the season. Winter cannot arrive soon enough...
Thank you for your prayers, everyone. Princess Sophie was the only distressed member of the family, and she's settled quite nicely now the cyclone has passed.

hugs 



14 comments:

  1. So glad you are all safe and sound Jen. It's certainly packed a punch! Hugs xx

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  2. yippee Ita sure did just kinda smoothly pass through..winter eh what is that my friend?,cheers Vic

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  3. Crazy weather! I'm so glad you're all safe!

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  4. So glad that you are all safe. xx

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  5. glad you are all safe and sound

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  6. Wow, what a sight. I am glad you are safe and hope the damage over the country is less than expected and loss of life is zero.

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  7. So glad that you and your family made it through ok...I do hope the damage was not severe to those heavily affected areas and that no loss of life occurred...hopefully power and cleanup will be a quick fix...

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  8. Wow.....I would have been hiding in the closet....:) So glad you all are safe!

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  9. I am so glad that your cyclone has passed. Severe storms can be so frightening. We are entering our Spring season now, 80F today. We made a brief trip to the mountains and still saw snow on the ski trails. My life tends to revolve around seasons and seasonal changes. Hopefully, this will be your last storm and calmer winds will prevail!

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  10. Gosh, Jenny, so sorry you went through that. You sound so calm about the whole thing. I'm glad you and your family are safe. Blessed Sunday!

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  11. Hi jenny i was trying to work out your first pic is those swirly things the water or is it something else,boy how scary so glad you are all okay my friend.xx

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  12. pleased your loved ones and you are okay...

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  13. Good to hear you're all safe and sound!

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