Wednesday, 2 February 2011
It has begun….
Thank you to all who have emailed me with support, prayers and wishes…..you can’t imagine how much it means to us. We are south of the destructive winds however, only just!….Townsville, which is 45 minutes north of us is on the borderline between where the destructive winds finish and the gales winds begin…..we’re expecting storm surges of up to 4 metres at this stage and flooding rains……am praying that it doesn’t change direction and move further south-west by even a degree or two, but am devastated to think of the damage that will be caused north of us, at the same time. The winds began about 7am this morning and are progressively getting stronger. I went to town this morning to pick up some parcels from the post office I hadn’t been able to get to, and they were closed! I guess they’ll be safer there anyway! The supermarket manager told me not to bother getting out of my car, they closed at 9am….it was 9.01!!! Getting onto the highway from our road was like driving through the middle of Sydney….traffic was chaos…everywhere was closing and people were panic buying……line-ups at the petrol station were down the street! The rains have just begun…..here is what it looks like out of my sewing room window….