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Feb. 2nd, 2011 | 12:03 am
I am in:: Too far away to help
I feel:: Terrified
I can hear:: Anxious breath



I don't think I will be getting much sleep tonight. A massive cyclone (currently category 4 and expected to intensify overnight) is expected to cross my home town late tomorrow evening or early Thursday morning. I was born and raised in Cairns, and my whole family is there as well as all of my childhood friends. Karl's mother and Grandmother also live there. Since I heard the news I have been on edge, my heart pounding and my hands shaking. For those of you who don't know, a category 5 cyclone is about as bad as it can get, it is expected to bring King tides of four metres and gale force winds of 280km ph. If it does hit Cairns as a category 5, it will be the worst cyclone to hit Queensland since Cyclone Tracy hit in 1974.

Karl's mother works at the hospital and is busy evacuating ICU, dialysis patients and labouring mothers to a Brisbane hospital. My mother and sister have battened down the hatches and have supplies. But I'm terrified. Utterly scared out of my skull. The two cyclones I have been through have luckily dissipated into moonsoon rain or crossed the coast as a category 1 or 2 (relatively mild). But, there is something about this one. Everyone feels it. I don't think it is going to go away. All I can do from my Melbourne location is watch the news, message my mother and sister and pray to some imaginary God that all of my and Karl's family are safe and sound after nature has done it's worst.
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xotommygun

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from: xotommygun
date: Feb. 1st, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
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all the best lady, ill be thinking of you....

Let me know if theres anything i can do, like if you need a cheap flight up to see your family or if I can help with anything at all regarding travel up there/down here, email me katexmaree@gmail.com

hopefully this all goes away or your family get evacuated in time.

i feel so bad for you

x

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Kitchit

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from: kitchit
date: Feb. 1st, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Well, the cyclone intensified over night but my family are not in an area that needs to be evacuated as yet.

Thanks for the offer love. All the planes a grounded in Cairns today and probably for the next few days but if I do need to get up there I'll let you know.

All I can do is wait and see how bad this really is.

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Tracy

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from: jozae
date: Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
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I'll be thinking of you and your family and everyone in Cairns. Fingers crossed that everyone stays safe and that the damage is minimal.

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Kitchit

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from: kitchit
date: Feb. 3rd, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
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Thank you both for your concern. My family, and Karl's is fine. Sigh of relief.

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