Cyclone Larry - Here he comes

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:03
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Hope this works -think of us all - cat 4 nasty nasty...

Cyclone Larry
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:24

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:24
Mate we're glued to the BOM site, I have my father and totally bed ridden mother in Townsville. It's projected to cross above them and as much as I hate to wish it on someone else I hope that it stays that way. Dad's not getting any younger, and if something happened to him my mother is totally helpless!

Good luck to everyone up there, I'm sending as many good thoughts as I can!

Sandy
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Follow Up By: hz75 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:44

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:44
sandy i live in bushland beach have done for 15 years if your father needs any help email me @ toniemma.bigpond.com or ring 47889447 any time
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Follow Up By: hz75 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:54

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:54
sandy toniemma@bigpond.com sorry i wrote it wrong
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:08

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:08
Tony that's a lovely guesture.
I hope only good things come your way :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:17

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:17
Just one of the things I love about Exploroz!! I really appreciate the offer, hope that I don't need to take you up on it!!!

But would love to buy you a beer, when we're visiting Mum and Dad on the way back from the Cape this year!!!

Sandy and Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:50

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:50
hz75

What a great gesture....... you are truly a decent human being!!! Good on ya mate!!!!
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Reply By: rocketsalad - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:26

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:26
We're just wild about Larry..............

Larrys just wild about Innisfail.
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Follow Up By: hz75 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:39

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:39
its 1:30 and im in townsville and my mother in law is going home in about half an hour i dont care about LARRY LARRY LARRY who the f**** is LARRY
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Reply By: Qlddisco - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:59

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:59
well best of luck to any one up north !!! looks pretty darn wild !!! hope that things go ok 4 ya,s !!!
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:57

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 14:57
It's not looking too great, but cyclones usually wander around a bit before they cross the coast. Our thoughts are with all of the residents of FNQ.

A few years ago we had one off the coast here (it was lost). All the locals were excited ! You could tell they hadn't the foggiest about what a cyclone could actually do!
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:11

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:11
Crikeys youse banana bendas must have a different attitude to Cyclones over their. In the West they are essential to bring the flooding rains to the parched interior sections of Wa and fill up water holes and create new growth.
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Follow Up By: Qlddisco - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:54

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:54
yah but we have cities and downs a stones throw apart all the way up the coast here !!! big difference
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Follow Up By: Qlddisco - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:55

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:55
one to many beers watching the footy !!! should have said towns >>> not downs !!!
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:31

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:31
Good luck Crazy, batten that kennel down mate.
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Reply By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:34

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 15:34
The mother-in-law lives in Townsville and has never experienced a cyclone before. I told her to top up on the necessities of life, food, water you know the things that you need to live on. Well, what does she do.......she goes out and buys a couple of bottles of Scotch. She reconds that if she gonna get stuck for a few days then she was 'bloody' well going to enjoy herself.

Gotta like that attitude.

Seriously, we wish all of you in the north a safe time over the next few days. Our thoughts will be with you.

Cheers, Patrick
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Follow Up By: Qlddisco - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:57

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:57
patrick she,s not the only one !!! seen on the tv the bottle o,s up north are doing a roaring trade at the moment !
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Reply By: marion - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:47

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 17:47
Thinking about you all up there, keep safe. Hope all goes well cheers Marion
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 18:50

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 18:50
Take care over there, Folks, but if you don't want Larry Layback, send him down to Winton. Could do with 100mm of rain over 3 or 4 days.

Current flood in Diamantina is almost a non-event, so could do with a boost. Been cloudy here for last couple of days, so anything is possible.

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Reply By: cackles - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:20

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:20
we here in mackay have been watching with fingers crossed.
packed the gear away, bought the bundy, and have a new found popularity with all the camping and 12v equipment.
Best of luck, you're about to have the ride of your life!
cackles
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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:21

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:21
Expecting a 4 meter storm surge on the news . My thoughts are with you . The news also says that some people (probably tourists) are not taking it seriously because there is still blue skys .
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:54

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 19:54
That's one powerful mother...cat 5....get outta there
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 20:20

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 20:20
Wish us all luck. The hatches are battened as well as I could do.

This one snuck up on me, I was away all weekend and not tuned to the radio often. Came home at 5 pm and on the way heard about the cyclone. Unfortunately the glider has to be in the shed, so the 4wd's are out in the weather :-(

Lets all hope it hits the least populated part of the coast.
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 20:55

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 20:55
Be careful its 400 klms wide .
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Reply By: angler - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:30

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:30
It's 8.30 here in Townsville now, little rain and a bit of wind starting to blow. All this new found technology is a bit scray, we can see the dam thing coming, last time with althea the BOM could see it but not us. Believe me once is enough for any one to have to go through. We have astronger house now but over time my gut has grown weaker. All the best to everyone now locked down and hoping. It takes bloody hours to get locked down and ready, lets hope no one meets in that highway in the sky.

Wish us luck Australia.
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Follow Up By: DesC - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:58

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:58
I cannot believe it will still be a cat 3 out at George town. I thought about heading that way to escape it, but glad i stayed at home. Good luck to my mates in Innisfail as i think they are going to cop the 280 k winds.
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Reply By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:45

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:45
Sending you all luck on angels wings.
Barb
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:53

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 21:53
I was born & raised on the Atherton Tableland (now live in Toowoomba), & have family members scattered throughout the north.. couple of 'em right in the path :-((

SWMBO & I are watching this one with keen interest.....

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Reply By: bigcol - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:03

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:03
Lets just hope it weakens between now and tommorrow morning.
It's a big sucker so some one is going to cop it.
One can only hope it turns into a rain depression real quick and heads south to fill all the dams.

Good luck every one
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