What a fantastic name for a cyclone, don’t you think?
Well Oswald hit far North Queensland last week and turned into a monsoonal trough and chose to amble down to our neck of the woods! We have had some wild weather over the last 24 hours…we look like we are on the other side of Oswald now and, while we are still without water, we have been fortunate. Others have not been so lucky and to all those who have lost their homes and possessions, some for the second time in 3 years, my heart goes out to you. Its a hard country this…natural disasters seem to be a matter of course – fire, flood, drought….
For my family on the other side of the world, this post is for you, this is what Oswald looked like for us.
And then, there was a crash and outside the kids bedroom…..
We can only be thankful that it fell the way it did and not back onto us!
We had a king tide and everyone watched as the river rose…
We took a walk to the beach as the waves were 8 foot and we wanted to have a look. This is exactly what the radio was advising not to do, but there was a break in the weather and there is only so long my boys can be confined indoors before they become unplayable! This is what the streets of Surfers looked like….
And this is what the sea looked like….red flags mean that beaches are closed, yeah !!
And this is outside Northcliffe Surfclub…the beach has been blown back and over the road….
We came back from our walk to find a clean-up in progress…
And now this….and so, hopefully, we will have our water back on soon!!