Hey all. So I'm bored and sitting at home with no power and it's been the first night since we went through cyclone Yasi.
Cyclone Yasi is the first cat 5 cyclone to cross our coast since 1918.
As some of you may know I just avoided getting stuck in the Brissy floods and have only been home several weeks now.
Cyclone Yasi crossed mission beach at 1am. (I am in Townsville, so we were south of the eye which apart from being in the eye was the worst weather).
We live in a highset house. The night was very long and scary. Our house twisted, swayed and moved constantly in the breeze which had my heart in my throat many a times.
The one thing that kept me sane, Hope. She wasn't scared, put off or anything but was just laid back and chilling out. She slept most of it (unlike us humans who laid there wondering when the roof would fly off). We (me, hope and my partner) bunkered down in our hallway for the night.
We have only one large tree in our yard out the front of our house which would be infront of the lounge room. At one point I decided to get up n check on something and as I walked past the window near the tree all of a sudden I heard a loud ear splitting crack and bang, crunch, crumble. I ducked as I thought the roof was peeling away right where I was standing but after the bang I realized my roof was still there.. So what the frig was it? So by this time the OH is beside me and we look out the window to find our tree that is taller than our highset house now residing on our neighbors garage roof and squashing our fence (sigh) so we go back to the hallway n clamber back into the swag (where the basenji is residing, fast asleep).
We fall in and out of light sleep as we listen to things crash into the side of our house and things moving underneath the house. Morning finally cones and by mid morning we venture out to see the destruction.
Items moved around, washing machine moved several meters, se as a work bench. Boat ok, check. Cars ok, check… Wait. Open the doors to my car and a river of water flows out! Ah! My thongs floating around inside. The wind had managed to smush leafs and grass into my window seal which then allowed the rain in. sigh. The house had paint peeling off on one side like some had gurnied it and we have a large crack up our wall. The cement under the house where the poles are have new cracks in the cement from moving.
The town is a mess n we are without power. So will post photos when the laptops up n running again etc.
Hope was great. She slept or just chilled out.