The top end of Queensland is prone to cyclones. Some years there are several relatively small ones, every so often they get a big one.
As some of you may know cyclones are rather unpredictable. The longer they are over water, the bigger they get … and no one seems to be able to predict exactly where they will cross the land.
I am always impressed by the way our Emergency Services react here – whether it’s cyclones, bush fires or whatever. They really are the epitome of the Boy Scouts Motto: Always Be Prepared. They are an amazing bunch of people – some paid by the State and others work as volunteers.
Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the top end of Queensland sometime tomorrow (Tuesday) morning over a low-lying area which will almost certainly flood.
For the first time ever, I’ve heard the Emergency Services telling people to remember that they cannot respond to calls in the height of the emergency. And I don’t blame them – people are point-blank refusing to evacuate.
I’m pretty sure that I’d grab my computer, such few ‘memories’ I have, and get myself to the nearest cyclone shelter… how about you?