Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mother Nature's Fury!

Queensland was hit last night  by a massive cyclone which had a 700km coastal front and a 35km diameter across the eye.  North and Far North Queensland were put on alert for a monster cyclone.  It has caused major devastation to the areas that copped the brunt of the 300km an hour winds.  Tully, Mission Beach, Innisfail and Ingham have suffered major damage with crops such as banana and sugar cane plantations being completely wiped out and homes being flattened.  Townsville and Cairns were also severely affected.  We still don't know all details as the SES (State Emergency Services) are just beginning to go back into the areas of devastation.  My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have been through such a traumatic event especially those who had to leave their homes and stay in evacuation centres.  Queensland has had an absolutely devastating last couple of months with the monsoonal/torrential rain and wind followed by the flooding in my town Rockhampton in Central Queensland.  Then south east Queensland was engulfed by terrible weather and flash flooding causing horrific damage and loss of life in Toowoomba and Grantham.  Brisbane was inundated with terrible flooding causing heartache and despair to so many people.  Now we look to the north in hopes that they too can rebuild their lives following Cyclone Yasi's fury.  We are with you North Queensland ... our beautiful tropical paradise!
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh not again! Oh dearest, you are fine, aren't you? I am not familiar with our geography, perhaps I best look at my map!!! Oh, dearest Victoria, another blogger and I believe JULIE are out that way...oh, my heart and prayers are with YOU all for the entire continent must feel the pain and sorrow for its neighbors so close. Take care dear friend, we are here thinking and praying for you all! BISES, Anita

BonjourRomance said...

Been keeping up with this on the news. Will join you in praying for everytone affected. Been keeping up via Natasha's blog - 5 Minutes Just for Me as well.
Take care,

Karina Gentinetta said...

As you know, I am with you throughout all of this. Keep the faith. Nature (and I include us in that term) has a way of healing.

Love always,


Melissah said...

Yes watching this unfold has all been very scary. Every year we go up & stay with my mum & dad who spend 6 months a year in Cardwell. Hardly anyone had heard of this little town until now. Last year we stayed at the Marina at Port Hinchenbrook & at Mission Beach so it all feels very close to home. Poor Queenslanders have had such a battering this year - I feel especially sorry for the farmers. And now Qld is faced with yet another big clean up.

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Thank-you so much for all your heartfelt comments. They are truly appreciated.
best wishes

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