Cyclone Larry

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 12:51
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Just got the power back on here. Cairns hit pretty hard but luckily the cyclone passed south so no storm surge also verry little rain. Trees down every where, rainforest stripped of its leaves. Cane and banana crops flattened. We lost a big awning over our veranda but no structural damage to our house. The clean up begins. No fatalities reported and very few injuries thankfully. FNQ can be both heaven or hell. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:07

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:07
Thank god for the safety of all. Everything else can be replaced and I hope this isn't a problem for you guys up there. I hope the government and the insurance companies are quick to respond.

Also I hope that Wati isn't as severe, I noticed it is tracking a little south at the moment.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:42

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:42
Latest news says it wont take the same path, which ya can only hope is correct, but the ratio of the weather people being correct is below the success ratio of 3.0 GU's making 200,000klms.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:46

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:46
thast abit rough truckster
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:57

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:57
I was being a bit kind to the weatherman.. apologies.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:47

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:47
Rob, glad you are o.k. and still kicking. Sorry to hear about the damage. Worried about Crazy Dog - have you heard anything of him? See you soon.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:41

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:41
Haven't heard from him Ruth but he only lives a couple of klm from me so he may not have his power on yet. I'm sure he is OK, he's a tuff ol' dog. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 18:23

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 18:23
Yo Ruth,

Yep still here,

Managed ok - will put some pics up tonight and thanks to everyone out there for caring . Something we all see too little of now days. heard a great story about a couple of young blokes somewhere in Cairns who had a chainsaw, jerry can full of petrol who went from house to house cutting up trees etc for people.

Our young ones have still got the goods...

woof!
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 18:54

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 18:54
Crazy Dog, glad you are o.k. Think you should put up a separate post (like Rob did) so people know you are.
Nice to hear the unsung hero stories - we like them here.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:47

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 14:47
great to hear your all okay.
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:24

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:24
Watching Landline on Sunday in which they said the Daintree area recieved over 600mm of rain over the last week. I guess with rain from Larry the cape will be an interesting place to traverse in the fourthcoming dry season?
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:39

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 15:39
Was thinking much the same for my Sept trip to Cape Melville. I suppose the Cape has not had a very good wet season for a while lets hope damage aside that the rain is welcome.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:39

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:39
Larry has been a very dry cyclone mainly strong winds. In the weeks prior to Larry it was very wet up this way. Cow Bay received 475mm in 24 hours. There were a couple of days we could not get across the Daintree and if we could, no further than Cooper Creek Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 19:59

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 19:59
Hey Rob

Was thinkin of you mate and all the people I know from Mourilyan to Cairns.

I've been through Cat 4 at 240 kph and it aint fun. Cat 5 must be scary as!

All the best to everyone up there, will be up there soon and come have that chat.

Dave O
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 00:19

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 00:19
I saw on the news tonight that Innisfail had been hit pretty bad by the Cyclone.
I remember this as the nearest major town to Tully and the Tully River White Water Rafting trek we did a few years ago. Great place.

Good to see no lost of life resulted but boy what a traumatic experience for home owners and the loss of their personal posessions.

Bill


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