Sunday, March 21, 2010

All Gone

Last night as soon as I pressed the "Publish Post" button the power went off (after just typing that we still had it!). Timing was freaky... it was like I pressed the magic button that lost power over the suburb!!

The candles and torches came out. It was impossible to sleep with no fan or air-con working, but I drifted for about 40mins, until about 11.30am it was soooo noisy. Not a chance in hell of sleeping! My dad was on the back deck watching the trees; have you ever seen trees blowing horizontal!?!?!

There was no sleep for a few hours - the window above the bed I was in was rattling; I had horror thoughts of it caving in on me... The peak of it was about 1am and there was no letting up for a few hours.

We all managed a few disrupted hours sleep later in the morning, from pure exhaustion.

We were lucky, no major damage. Mum just brought me home to my unit (I just wanted to be here all nite!! It's so hard being away from your own stuff, especially through things like that). THANK GOODNESS I only have a water leak at a window, so soaking carpet in my spare room is the extent of it for me.

Powerlines are down; trees are down everywhere; some major roads are blocked. It's incredible to see. Fortunately there doesn't seem to be any major destruction, although there's no power over town so I have no idea what the TV is showing!

My uncle lost his little shed; a few people had them blow away. We're very lucky it was only a category 3 cyclone.

My lappy toppy battery may die, so best be off. All's good here, can't wait for the power to come back on so I can see what's doing round town!

All safe, ta again for the well-wishes. Can't believe I've actually been through a cyclone.

5 comments:

Gillian said...

I'm glad to hear you and your family are okay Selina. My sister and her family live in MacKay now and we haven't been able to ring them, but we are assuming that the phone services are down.

Take care,

Gill xx

Vicki said...

Hey babe, glad to hear you are ok and not too much damage done to your place. Hope you get the power back soon xx

Hilary said...

Wow that must have been so freaky! Glad to hear that you got through the other side in one piece and with minimal damage.

Hilary xx

Cherub said...

Glad you're safe Selina and hope the town gets back to normal pretty soon.

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant subiectul postat de tine. M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place si am sa mai revin sa-l vizitez. O zi buna