With an eye 500 kilometers in diameter, it maters not where Mother Nature chooses to throw her coastal tantrum, the havoc and mayhem will be wide spread and far reaching.
Cyclone Yasi is predicted to cross the coast between Cairns and Innisfail (The Junk Wave is located in Cairns), both towns are going to bear the brunt of Mother Nature’s bipolared behavioured.
The manic Yasi is currently presenting as focused and tenacious: onwards toward the coast line Yasi insanely gallops. Even once Yasi crosses the coast, her depressive low will not occur until she is much inland.
One up on Mother Nature’s bipolared behaviour, the people of Far North Queensland are standing forearmed with Lithicarb ready to throw into Yasi’s mouth. We’re ready to have the storm involuntary sectioned under the mental health act and the emergency forces are out in droves preparing the general public for the fall out of a Category 5 bipolar whirlwind. But, can we withstand the strength of Yasi’s prowess?
At the Junk Wave we have our cyclone evacuation point prepared: food, water, bedding and precious documents fill the spot that used to serve as a bathroom and hallway. Unlike many of our friends and colleagues who evacuated south to safety, we are staying.
We live out of the tidal surge flood zone (Edge Hill) and our home is solid and well kept. Naturally concerned at just how furious the fury will be, we are prepared, contingent and sensible. Are we scared? I am very concerned and the rest of the family is extremely anxious. As I write this, mandatory evacuations are occurring along all immediate coastal spots and my family stays asleep unaware that the cyclone has reached top category of destruction. I will selfishly leave them sleep so that I can finish my preparations without their anxiety shattering my calm and my ability to cope well in extraordinary circumstances.
May God help Far North Queensland as Yasi Bipolar rips our lives apart.
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