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.
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.