Just when we thought the worst was over the inconsiderate son of motherless goat, Cyclone Ita, has reformed and is heading straight for us. Proserpine has already be flooded and the roads are closed between Airlie Beach and Mackay.
The airport has been shut and our little house is starting to shake, considering it’s on a brick foundation and the main front of the storm hasn’t arrived yet doesn’t give me a great deal of comfort.
The cat has moved into the bathroom and wouldn’t come out even for dinner. It was this that made me check on the latest weather reports [I’d stopped watching when I thought it was done as it gets a little boring after a while] and sure enough the cat was right.
Bugger it, if the goose ponds flood again [which they will] we’ll be cut off from going anywhere for quite a while. Last time they flooded was for Cyclone Larry and this is what the end of our street looked like then. Really, really don’t want another large clean-up not to mention loss of power as all the emergency crews are trapped further north and dealing with cyclone damage there.
Latest advice from Bureau of Meteorology [BOM] is as follows:
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
So all in all I think it is fitting to end this post with ‘Here Comes the Rain Again’