Stuck inside for most of the weekend as a weather event called Cyclone Ita blew past.
Changed the ordinarily placid scenery into something else.
|Barron River Falls in full flood|
Here's last weekend's storm.
|Cyclone Ita 2014 approaching the coast|
And to put it into PERSPECTIVE, here is Cyclone Yasi (2011) overlaid on a map of America.
|Cyclone Yasi 2011|
Yes there was a bit of wind and some low lying areas were inundated by the 1.8 metres storm surge. I did sneak out to capture some pictures during the eye of the cyclone.
|Aplin Weir on Ross River #Townsville.|
But as quick as the cyclone came, it left again. Looking back it was the media build up which seemed to intensify everyone's fear. There's a difference between an information update e.g. cyclone tracking southwest at 20km/h and an attention grabbing headline e.g. Cylone has the power to take lives. Sheesh. But thank God we have the ability to know they're coming now. Technology can be a wonderful thing!
All gone this morning, the sky is clear, the breeze is cool, most homes in Townsville have power back and I've got a busy work schedule. Here's to a great week everyone.