eighty mile beach caravan pk will take a battering

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 11:43
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you may be without a popular caravan pk after today its had more than its fair share of distruction over the last few years and they have not long re-built from the last wipe-out
the current cyclone lua
is going to make a full-on direct hit on the eighty mile beach caravan pk this afternoon
sandfire rd house and pardoo rd house will also be in the line of fire going
by the -threat track- map just viewed as its path is straight between the two of them
it is scheduled to cross the coast early to mid afternoon today
so anyone that was expecting to go to the eighty mile bch c/park this year may have their plans tipped upside down as well pm today
it is expected to have 230km per hr wind as it crosses the coast
my thoughts are with everyone up there and i sincerly hope no one is injured
its a scary time for
all good luck to all concerned
cheers
barry
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:16

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:16
Are you my wife Baz, she is also pessimistic.
Kev
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:24

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:24
hi kev
no to both questions
im a realist not a pessimist
have you had a good look at the map and path for lua
its highly unlikely the cylone will die before it crosses the coast right through the park
you must be the true optimist if you belive that ---lol
cheers
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Follow Up By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:29

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:29
Oh Baz,
I certainly don't wish total destruction on the caravan park.
By the way I'm glad that my optimism brings you mirth.
Kev
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:44

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:44
hi kev
at no stage in my post did i wish there to be totall destruction to the eighty mile bch caravan pk
an advise you re-read my post
i also wished everyone good luck with no injurys
it was just my opinion of the inavitable based on the weather report and track map threat the rest is in the lap of the so-called gods
cheers from a realistic person
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:39

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:39
latest pt hedland radar would seem to show its still on track to hit anwhere from pardoo to eighty mile beach - seems to be no doubt if they dont get a direct hit there it will be very windy
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Follow Up By: Crazy Dog - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:52

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:52
Thoughts and prayer with those over there from one who knows what it is like..

Grrr!!!

CAIRNS FNQ
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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:24

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:24
Hi,
We were at Eighty Mile Beach in Sept last yr. when they were still working on getting the place back in order & re arranging the Park set up.
He stayed for t he last one, a bloke in his mid 20s to thirty I'd say.
poor bloke said he'd never stay again!
The noise just about drove him crazy. I wonder if many ear plugs get bought when a cyclone is due . I also wonder how a dogs ears are effected.
As I said last night, our thoughts are with those in the line of threat.
Haven't heard anything on the news so hope it's petered out a bit.
Going to look on the news on here now.
We live in one of the highest fire risk areas in Aus. only because we have work here. Many up there would be the same.

Take care & best wishes,
Bye for no Ma.
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 15:55

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 15:55
Oz Cyclone Chasers are set up at Pardoo Station. They were going to do live video but the sat has gone down. Im currently watching their updates. They have all the latest gear set up to learn more from these cyclones. Getting too loud now for them to talk on the phone. Gives me the shivers thinking about what they are about to experience.
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 17:03

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 17:03
Chasers were able to get a couple of words out. Gone in full lockdown now.
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 17:14

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 17:14
Let's hope they make it through.
Last time the damage was pretty severe, and they almost considered not setting the park up again....that's what they told us last year.
It's a magnificent spot....the place you want to be when it all goes pear shaped.
BW
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Reply By: fisho64 - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 22:51

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 22:51
yeah I dont know about these sort of predictions, seems like rather bad taste.
Who is the prediction intended to benefit?

People staying there now? Probably wont make them feel better?

80 mile caravan park owners? mmm-somehow seems pretty uncool to be pre-empting the demise of their business.

Often it would seem that such predictions are only to say later-"See I knew that was going to happen"

Lets just stick to giving them our best wishes, and leave it at that I reckon.

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Follow Up By: Teejay - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:39

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:39
Fisho64,

The original post is clearly for the information of travelers and for those who are familiar with 80 Mile Beach Caravan Park. Not to wish any ill upon anyone. Anyway it all turned out ok according to the Perth News,

"Pete Morris, from the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park, said he had braced for the worst but managed to avoid the cyclone's fierce centre.

``It's very blowy but we didn't suffer any damage,'' he said.

``I'm not sure how Pardoo station would have held up though because we've heard it went right through there.

``I can hear it thumping outside now. After sitting through Cyclone Laurence in 2009 a category five with gusts up to 300km/h this was pretty mild.''
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:48

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:48
you may be right, clearly telling people to change their plans as it will be out of action for this year.
As I said, for what purpose.
It didnt hit there and they are ok.
A bit like predicting when someone with terminal cancer is going to pass away. You might think about it, but its not spoken about.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:49

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 10:49
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"the current cyclone lua is going to make a full-on direct hit on the eighty mile beach caravan pk this afternoon"
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Reply By: Teejay - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 13:37

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 13:37
As was the predicted landfall on Saturday.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 17:25

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 17:25
Well !!!!!!!!! how did they go. Are they still there?
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

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