Not a joking matter - Cyclone Larry

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:07
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Ok troops here is the latest from Cairns.

It is 8-57pm and all is calm - no wind - no rain. The BOM expects us in Cairns to start to feel it around midnight and then who knows except we have been told to prepare to evacuate. I am evacuating already (so as to speak) so if they come around later tonight we have to go.

The people around Lucinda, Taylors beach etc have been ordered to evacuate.

They also predict (BOM) huge tides so I expect there will be a load of water damage from sea flooding not to mention the torrential rains associated with Larry...

So you can see this cyclone is no joke and as one or two have stated in my earlier post "wish us all well - especially the "oldies" who are unable to prepare like the younger ones.

Wish us all well people..... and yep Mad Dog the kennel is battened down but I found this cold carton of beer inside. Should I chuck it out to make room or what - please advise.....
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:18

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:18
Stay indoors near the fridge. Better still, have the Engel/Waeco stocked running off a full battery in the bathroom :))

We're all hoping that nobody gets hurt.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:21

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:21
Crazy,

Having lived in Townsville (yes, I had a reason to be in that dunghole) for 8 years, I understand your concern.

I well remember going to sleep on Christmas Eve with a radio earplug in my ear listening to weather reports, wondering whether we would be opening presents in the morning or taking cover.

I also remember bringing all the furniture inside our business, taping the windows and listening to the reports.

It is a worrying time.

I understand and wish you well.

The winter in Melbourne may be cold, but I'm glad I'm back here. The tropics certainly have their attractions and the associated risks.

Good Luck,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:24

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:24
Thanks Jimbo - yep we lived in Melbourne (Frankston area) for 15 yrs and I was down there a couple of weeks back. Still don't wish to move back though....
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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:35

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:35
Yes no joke . I can see it best on the bom weather radar , townsville 256km loop . I can clearly see the eye . I will probably be on EO for another couple of hours watching . Cheers from Brissie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:48

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:48
Thanks for that I've been watching the BOM cyclone updates, never thought of the weather radar.

Sandy
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:46

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:46
All the best Mr Dog... was at a BBQ this arvo with a couple who were glued to the BOM site wondering if their house will still be there when they get back to Cairns later this week.

Be sure and let us know how you fare.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:59

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 22:59
Well Crazy I'll be hitting the sack soon for a good nights sleep but I doubt if you guys will be going much sleeping tonight so you may as well get stuck into that carton while you can coz come daylight I don't think you'll feel much like drinking.

I was showing my 4 yr old girl the cyclone on the puter, she got very concerned and went to the window looking at the sky. I told her not to worry it will not affect us, she said she would say a prayer. I think we all should.

Good luck to all.
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Reply By: Greiglin - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 23:36

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 23:36
We are watching BOM. Hope "Larry" is kind to you all up there. We are in Brissy, we need rain but don't wish cyclones on anyone. Looks like you may be in for a rough time of it in the next 24hrs. Thinking of all from Townville up. Maybe "Larry" will down grade before hitting land...........fingers are crossed...
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:26

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:26
Don't take any risks Crazy Dog. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Regards
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Reply By: Member - Tim - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:31

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:31
Hey Crazy,

Hope it all passes over without damage but it doesn't look like it will.

My brother is just inland from Innisfail so I am really hoping hard.

Good luck and all the best.

Tim.
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Reply By: David from Engine Saver Low Water Alarms - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:32

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:32
Hey Crazy Dog!

Ingham is as always laid back & calm, with a little rain.
I sent the Family off to the mother in laws solid, high, brick house in Townsville this morning.

So it's just me & the dog.

I spoke to a mate in Lucinda on the phone about an hour ago.
The local volounteers knocked on his door as we were talking, and asked if he wanted to leave. He is still there.
He has family in Mission beach so he reckoned his problems were small by comparison to theirs.

So far so good.

I wouldn't be in Innisfail for quids. (It rains a lot there!)

So, lets see what tomorrow brings and hope for the best.

Happy as Larry in Ingham.
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Reply By: marklynn - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 06:48

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 06:48
All,
Brother in law is at Babinda..Only moved there about 6 months ago so this will be an unwelcome experience for him.. BOM map at the moment shows Larry going dead centre over them. Hang on................

Mark
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 07:09

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 07:09
Good morning guys,

After what seems like a short nap, I'm up and watching the Bom site again! Thankful my parent are out of immediate danger, watching and waiting to see how everyone else fairs.

Everyone in the area let us know how you are when you can!

Sandy and Steve

ps have to do this all again later in the week with Cyclone Wati
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Reply By: Atropos - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:12

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:12
ABc radio Far North QLD can be heard here

http://abc.net.au/farnorth/

For cyclone info

stay safe

john
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:17

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 09:17
Spare a thought for our friends in Innisfail this morning.

Here in Townsville it is relatively calm with wind speeds around max 40kph

Innisfail however is copping it, and there is extensive damage.

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Reply By: marklynn - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 14:55

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 14:55
Brother in law in Babinda lost THE LOT except their lives
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 15:11

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 15:11
Sorry to hear that but glad they survived.

Kind regards
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