A few weeks ago I decided that in order to get away from all the stress of the Brisbane floods, it would be a really good idea to visit my family in Cairns. 2 days after I arrived, this happened. Needless to say, I am very unimpressed, and my family is in disaster survival mode. For the record, this cyclone is category 5, 2000km wide from top to base, and very, very dangerous, and I find myself right in it’s path.
The rain and wind have just started to pick up now, and we have about 9 hours before the monster officially starts to cross the coast. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried, I am terribly worried and a little frightened, as nothing like this has been seen in Australia in living memory, so no one knows what to expect.
For those of you in the US, this is a Hurricane Katrina equivalent cyclone, just spinning in the opposite direction. Please keep us in Queensland in your thoughts, we’ve really been through a hell of a lot lately, but this just takes the cake.
For my customers, I am offline from now, until this is over. We may lose power, so I could be offline for a week or more. I will respond to your queries as soon as I can, please be patient.