Cyclone Ului crossed the coast on Sunday morning at 1:30am, 500kms north of us. Mackay has caught the brunt of it, but as all of Queensland is saying - we have been through much worse, and if you have to have a cyclone, then this is the kind you want! It has been downgraded to an ex-cyclone, and is now a rain depression heading west to Jenny of Elefantz. Millions of dollars worth of damage, mostly to the sugar cane crops, but Mackay is a beautiful city with wonderful people, and they're on their way to being back to normal already!
We got a heap of wind and rain - it's still raining in fact! Some lightning and thunder, and a palm tree in our front yard was pulled up by the roots, with a heap of palm fronds we had to clean up, but that's it.
Thankyou all so much for your thoughts and prayers! They worked!
Forgive me for not having blogged about my crafting the last week or so. We're on Cyclone watch! Cyclone Ului is headed our way, and already the wind is quite strong, so we've been securing everything around the house and preparing, just in case.A cyclone watch has been declared for between Cardwell and Yeppoon, with residents warned to prepare for damaging winds and outlying areas to expect heavy rainfall.
"Damaging winds should develop between Cardwell and Yeppoon during Saturday, and increase further on Saturday night as the cyclone approaches the coast," according to a Bureau statement.
Here's a link if you would like to read and learn some more.
A big thankyou to all who have left a comment on my mushroom pin topper tutorial!