Stay safe coastal Queensland

As I write this, Tropical Cyclone Marcia has just crossed the coast of Queensland.
Where I am, it is safe. By the time it reaches us, it will have blown out and we will only have some strong wind gusts and heavy rain.
It’s already raining here and has been most of the night however.

I have friends in the cyclone’s path and I am concerned for their safety though. Schools have been closed and people are being evacuated in the immediate storm path. Our area does suffer from localised flooding so we are being told to prepare. Thankfully, we live on the side of a hill and the Teen’s school texted me this morning to advise that they are still open today.
In other news, I am well. Extremely busy and I have the best intentions to write a blog post and then life happens. I have many comments on my last post to answer however this morning, I have other commitments so will get to answering them when I can. Perhaps later this afternoon or possibly tomorrow.
We have to travel into Brisbane in this rain this morning. I’m not looking forward to it but I’m pleased that the Garden Gnome is an excellent driver.
We should be home before the worst of the weather arrives.

Funny how the world is in extremes right now isn’t it? I’m thinking of all of you in the Northern Hemisphere who are snowbound whilst we are anticipating flooding.

Take care all. Be safe.
Many blessings.

33 thoughts on “Stay safe coastal Queensland

    1. We heard that my DIL’s sister took refuge under the kitchen table that she had covered with a blanket. She pulled the pets in with her and they stayed there until it passed. Luckily, the only damage sustained to her home was the fence knocked down. Sadly their neighbours didn’t fare so well.


  1. Please keep safe Suzanne. In Canada, usually we do not receive hurricanes or cyclones, if we do, it is only a very weakened tail end. We are very fortunate, but we do have our own unique weather issues.
    Praying for your friends safety in the cyclone path my friend.

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    1. From what I can gather, they all got through this okay and with minimal damage. Unfortunately there were many other people who lost their homes. We had only a large amount of rainfall and localised flooding in low lying areas.

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    1. All friends came through unscathed although with some stories to tell I’ll be bound. For such a destructive cyclone, I am amazed that although there is some destruction, it missed the larger towns.

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    1. I’m pleased there isn’t as much heart-break as we had initially imagined. She really fired up quickly didn’t she?
      Did you cop any of it’s fall out or are you further north Yvonne?


        1. The rain has eased off slightly. We were under a severe storm warning up until an hour or so ago though. It changed it’s mind and went out to see. The Garden Gnome hasn’t checked the rain gauge for the past 24 hours but in the 24 hours previous to this, we had 43mm.

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  2. Yes, it does seem as though everyone is getting extreme weather. Here where if it snows at all, it doesn’t stick and just melts, the snow has decided to stay. We don’t have a lot by any means, but the fact that it isn’t melting is a rarity. They say that the Maya calendar was changing and it would mean larger changes in the weather. Well, here it is. šŸ˜‰

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  3. Funny. I too have been thinking about these extremes. Remembering some of my first contact with you was during similar times.

    We have been getting temperatures of about – 15c for a couple of weeks. I guess I am reminded that in a few months everyone who is so cold here now will also be complaining about the heat.
    Stay safe.

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