The storm has moved on
I’ve been offline for a few days. Thanks to everyone who contacted me here or by email and on Facebook to see how I was weathering the storm.
Last week, severe tropical cyclone Ita threatened to hit the coast to our north as a category 5 storm with wind speeds of 300+kmph. On the Beaufort Wind Scale this is a 12+ – the most powerful hurricane you can get. Just before it hit the coast it was downgraded to a category 4 with wind speeds of around 250kmph. Then it hung around and hung around and very slowly moved south towards us. By the time it hit our region during Friday and Saturday it was a category 1 with wind speeds of about 100kmph.
We had spent most of last week tidying up around the farm as if we were expecting visitors. We didn’t want any flying debris.
All my windows and doors survived in tact. We lost part of a mango tree. We had some flooding.
I told you I always wanted an Olympic size swimming pool.
The water cleared up very quickly after the storm passed as you can see by the photo below that I took this morning.
Once the water in the creek had gone down we took the dogs for a swim.
Below is what the creek looked like before.
So it’s all business as usual at the RUC now. I’ll be catching up on your blogs and will (hopefully) finish my book trailer for The Everything Theory. I’ve had some great responses to the other trailers I’ve made and have put on YouTube.
For all those who are south of me, good luck with tropical cyclone Ita. She’s still moving down the coast and causing flooding. Stay safe all.