Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Cyclone Yasi

Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands
Well, we are now preparing for a BIG cyclone.  We can't afford to be complacement, nor panic.  It is a part of living in the tropics in Far North Queensland.  We need to plan, prepare (clean up, pick up and put away), we need to also pray.  We've already heard on the news that FNQ will need to be prepared to be self-sufficient ( well, most of us do already know this after Cyclone Larry), but panic will not help.

I went to our closest "large" town which is about 12 minutes away.  It took 1 1/2 hrs to get a few things that would normally take about 20 -30 minutes to get.  I had plenty of time to watch people.  Some were calm, some had the "well no good worrying" look and some were terrified.  I don't know how else to explain the look on their faces.  Sheer panic, worry and concern.  Now  you may be thinking, we she doesn't seem too worried.  After Cyclone Larry I learnt that panic causes fear. So the last couple of days we've been quietly planning, preparing and praying. 

For more information go to:  http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/emq/css/beprepared.asp Planning, preparing and praying are the best steps we can take in getting organised.

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