|Cyclone tracks since 1970. SEQ has had quite a few cross the coast and make a bit of a mess.|
Thankfully the system headed north and became the bomb that lobbed on FNQ and spared us. That GFS model now suggests a similar scenario in ten days, maybe two weeks and again, it is initially aimed at the SS Coast. Having lived in Sydney for twenty odd years, I had almost forgotten that the possibility of a cyclone crossing at Fraser Island is perfectly reasonable. It is a weather magnet a the best of times.
Looks like we might be next cab off the rank for a beating.
Here is the plan so far:
1. get hold of a generator,
2. move all the crap out of a brick half-underground carport and set it up as a bunker; line with all spare mattresses
3. methodically accumulate a cyclone store of essentials and set about cleaning up the property of projectiles.
4. Check insurance policy for storm and flood cover, gather together all ID, policies and a cash stash.
5. Start packing up the really valuable irreplaceable stuff
6. Clear the property of projectiles
7. Tie the sheds down.
8, Cross fingers and hope like hell this is all unnecessary
9. FIre up the freezer and fill it up with supplies
Neither of us is young any more - we'll need a full two weeks to get all that together.
The plan is now in full swing.
Living in Quseensland 101: Always build on a hill, and know that no matter where you live between Cape York and Straddy, there is a cyclone with your name on it.