Thursday, 3 February 2011

A Sleepless Night

We've woken this morning to news that areas around Mission Beach and Tully have been hardest hit and thankfully no lives have been lost, I'm praying that remains so as the morning unfolds.
After Cyclone Tracy, the building regulations in Australia changed forever and it seems that all structures built after Tracy have the strength to withstand such a severe storm. There are however older buildings that after Cyclone Larry may have weakened from the gusts of winds and probably not held up to the powerful gusts of Yasi but these are all replaceable and lives are not. As fair dinkum aussies we will rally together in assisting these communities in whichever way we can to help them get back on their feet.
Hugs to all
Jo

7 comments:

Michelle May said...

I have not stopped thinking about Jenny. I know how much damage Katrina did here and how it is still not back to normal after all these years. I pray she is ok.
xx, shell

Kerryanne English said...

Such a scary time for our northern neighbours. At least as yet, no fatalities or injuries. Towns can be rebuilt and crops can be replanted.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

happy rosie said...

I am like you jo could not stop thinking of what Queensland is going though thankyou Jo for your help.

Susan In Texas said...

I'm still praying that there won't be any loss of life. Stuff can be rebuilt and replaced, lives lost are forever. Here's hoping!

Susan in Texas

Stina said...

Thanks for letting us all know.. had the Queenslanders on my mind last night. THANKS!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jo! My uncle and his wife live 20 minutes south of Cairns and are living in a shed (very highly appointed shed, I might add!) until they can build their home. They spent part of the night sheltering in a shipping container when winds were at their worst, but are safe and well, with little damage to their property, none to the shed and they have water and a generator ... but are really over cyclones! :0) I think we're all hoping the rest of the year is a little calmer!!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

julia said...

oh jo...i hardly can bear the news...if only i had more fingers to cross that nobody gets harmed...
hugs, julia