Survived Cyclone Larry – Now Here Comes Cyclone Wati

We and the house have survived Cyclone Larry, but now we are watching out for Cyclone Wati.

Cyclone Larry achieved category 5 just before hitting Innisfail, about 150km North of Townsville. From what we’ve heard on the radio today about one in three homes there have been destoyed and they are all without power. The reports also said that there have been no reported deaths, which is really good news.

You can read more about the cyclone here: news.com.au: Cyclone deals a massive blow

The builder came around this morning after the heaviest winds had died down and they have put some extra support to stop the house from swaying in the wind. The will hopefully be lowering the house down tomorrow and securing it to the new stumps.

They will need to get this done sooner than later as there is another cyclone coming in along the same path as Larry. This one is called Wati and here is what they are saying about that one:

The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology said Tropical Cyclone Wati was near Vanuatu and moving west, southwest at about 13 knots.

It is now about 2000km east of Townsville.

It is intensifying and moving in the same direction at Cyclone Larry, which is battering the state’s far north coast.

Source: news.com.au: Second Cyclone Follows Larry

From what we heard on the news this morning Wati is already up to a category 3 and we will know more about it’s path in 24 – 48 hours.

Thanks to everyone who put up comments on my previous post. I can only hope now that Watti changes direction or disipates.

6 Replies to “Survived Cyclone Larry – Now Here Comes Cyclone Wati”

  1. Julie

    Thanks for posting an update so fast. I was just reading the
    news reports on Cyclone Larry. My parents had a house lifted
    in the 1970’s and I remember how much the house would
    sway just from us walking in it and couldn’t imagine how your
    house would survive winds that strong.

    Julie
    p.s. One of my favorite memories of having the house lifted and
    a new basement put under was the people who came to visit.
    The only way to get into our house at the time was to “walk
    the planks” – the 10 ft plus long planks – over the very deep
    ditch to the back door. We always told those who thought the
    walk was to scary that they could go in the front door.
    That door was about 15 feet up in the air with no way to get
    to it. LOL

  2. Debbie from Alaska

    My prayers are with you Bill, Tamara and Caleb! Just what you need, more excitement :O)
    In all Rebekah’s travels and anxiety provoking moments for me I just keep remembering what a missionary told me once. “There is no safer place to be than in God’s will.” It certainly has put me at ease with her being in Haiti and I hope it gives you peace too.
    God’s Blessings to you,
    Debbie

  3. theresia and ron

    DEAR BILL AND TAMARA, CALEB AND BABY COMING, FAYE AND KEN, AND FRIENDS, WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE LORD TO HOLD BACK ANY DAMAGE TO ALL YOU AREA. MAY THE LORD KEEP YOU ALL SAFE, AND FATHER PUT A HEDGE OF PROTECTION ON ALL THESE DEAR ONES IN JESUS NAME AMEN.WE ARE PRAYING AND THINKING OF YOU ALL.. JESUS.IS LORD. X X X X

  4. suzie

    hi my husband and i currently moved here from perth when we heard about cyclone larry we were terrified not knowing what was going to happen, since we are ok we are now worried bout cyclone wati. to all the people who went through the devistating cyclone larry i am so sorry and i hope the best to everyone and i hope you can rebuild the town but most of all your lives. may god be with everyone xxx

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