Family in Cairns cyclone area.

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11 years 5 months ago #26243 by jeannielea
Just asking your thoughts and positive vibes for our daughter Sarah who lives on a beach on the outskirts of Cairns. Since her in-laws live in Atherton which is also in the path of the cyclone she has opted to stay with neighbours who have been through 4 previous cyclones and who have an underground concrete garage. Her husband is away on business - still in the zone but on the edge of the predicted course and has been unable to get back. And she has Gracie who is 4 and Zaire who is 7 months to look after.

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11 years 5 months ago #365029 by blimeyvicki
Oh no - good luck to Sarah and the kids. A very stressful time coming up for you. Sounds like a great option next door at the neighbours. Positive energy going your way:)

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11 years 5 months ago #365031 by Kalmara
will be thinking of them

This is a link to view the cyclone

www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html

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11 years 5 months ago #365035 by terralee
Sarah, Gracie and Zaire will be in my Prayers jennielea ..along with 2 of my nieces and their families who live there too ...actually I shall be praying for each and every resident.

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:

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11 years 5 months ago #365041 by thevarneys
Jennielea we will pray too. :)

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11 years 5 months ago #365042 by kate
Replied by kate on topic Family in Cairns cyclone area.
I'll keep everything crossed for them and Leonie's family members...

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11 years 5 months ago #365072 by Organix
I once worked with a women who had been in Darwin during Cyclone Tracy. Such an experience is something that is remembered for a lifetime. Best wishes for those in North Queensland as I hear Yasi has now been upgraded to a Category 5 cyclone.

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11 years 5 months ago #365074 by jeannielea
Good news for us is that our family were going to Atherton during the night. Bryan managed to get a flight home so they will all be together and with all relatives in Australia. Thank goodness they are off Machans beach which is reckoned to get water 5 metres above normal high tide. Their house is about 25mtres from the water!! Atherton will also get hit badly but at least its high ground.
Thanks to all who are thinking of them and Leonie's family and every one else who has family or friends in the area. Its going to be a hard few days.

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11 years 5 months ago #365081 by eelcat

jeannielea;356209 wrote: Good news for us is that our family were going to Atherton during the night. Bryan managed to get a flight home so they will all be together and with all relatives in Australia. Thank goodness they are off Machans beach which is reckoned to get water 5 metres above normal high tide. Their house is about 25mtres from the water!! Atherton will also get hit badly but at least its high ground.
Thanks to all who are thinking of them and Leonie's family and every one else who has family or friends in the area. Its going to be a hard few days.

Very pleased to hear this J - sounds dreadful out that way.

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11 years 5 months ago #365117 by Westermans
my prayers are will all the people who are going to have this devestation hit them...my nephew and his 4 mates who are on their OE from the UK are bunkered down in their hostel in Townsville...they are pretty scared ...as are all their families and mates back in the UK..as for us here they should have been leaving OZ to come to us in NZ tomorrow....no flights out so they have to just get through it....my guts are up side down...im scared for everyone...i dont think i will get much sleep tonight, will anyone??

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11 years 5 months ago #365144 by belinda_h
Had someone come in to my office today complaining about the wind. Told her just be thankful she doesn't live in Cairns. She looked a bit shocked. funny how easy it is to forget how lucky we are compared to others. My sis used to work at Dunk Island, which is right in the firing line for Yasi. I'm so sad to think of what the cyclone will do to such a beautiful place.

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11 years 5 months ago #365216 by jeannielea
The family seem to be okay thank goodness. What about your lot Leonie? Sarah doesn't seem to have cellphone so I rang but she was sleeping. Her neice said it had been a horrendous night with unending noise. There are trees down around the house and a lot of water but otherwise okay. However Sarah's house in Cairns is still a question and with the high sea surges I suppose it will have had water through it. We are soooo thankful they are okay but feel so much for those further south who took the full brunt.

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11 years 5 months ago #365252 by terralee
Prayers answered thanks Jennielea :D all present and accounted for [^] all things considered it could've been worse ...wonderful that no one was killed ...buildings are replaceable ...lives are not.
Cheers :D

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:

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