|Tropical Cyclone Larry
||[Mar. 20th, 2006|07:30 am]
Cyclone Larry (why'd they have to name it Larry? =_=;;) has hit. It swept right over the top of Kurrimine Beach (where our beach house is), and directly onto my grandparent's house. It's now a category 5, and is bigger than the one that hit New Orleans. My grandmother and aunt have both been on national radio this morning, talking about what's happening in the centre of the disaster. So far, everyone's okay. But as my father was speaking to my grandfather this morning, they lost the roof of their house. Fortunately they were selling it and building a new one in town, so they'll have somewhere to live soon. Hopefully some of that house has survived. He and my grandmother are waiting out the storm in the strong room in the office downstairs. In case anyone sees something on the news, they live in Silkwood - only slightly inland from where the cyclone first hit.
My aunt and cousins are staying in their house, in Innisfail, and last time Dad spoke to them everybody was fine. I'll keep you guys posted.
EDIT Oops, apparantly it's called 'Tropical Cyclone Larry', not 'Hurricane Larry'.
Here's a link to some news from yesterday about it. See how they mention that the area 'between Innisfail and Ingham' is the most at risk? That's exactly where my grandparents are.
EDIT 2 And here's a better article. Also, what the fuck, nature.
EDIT 3 More on Larry. Looks like the beach house probably hasn't survived, seeing as Kurrimine was hit so hard. I'm just glad it's half over now, and that my family are okay.