Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sky Watch, Australia,








Queensland is again the target of a natural disaster. I was worried very much for my daughter and her family, who live in North Queensland, in Cooktown, so I rang her last night. She assured me that they were fine. Hardly any wind, no rain either. On TV. I saw the damage done by Yasi in other parts of Queensland. Poor people whose houses are destroyed. Fortunately there are no casualties. Let's hope that this will be the last cyclone this season. Five years ago cyclone Larry destroyed a large part of Queensland. The traces of Larry were still visible when I was in Queensland in August. Yasi is even worse than Larry.

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23 comments:

Dina said...

I'm relieved to hear that about your daughter , Wil.

eileeninmd said...

Good new that your daughter is safe. The weather around the world has been very extreme lately.

morememes said...

What a lot of bad luck. Too much to beat for one place. And of course, constant worry for you. Such a turbulent weather picture.
joco, uk

Sylvia K said...

I am so relieved and happy that your daughter is safe, Wil! What good news that had to be for you! Queensland has definitely had more than it's share of extreme weather this year. The whole world has been experiencing a lot of extreme weather!! I know how worried and concerned you've been and I'm just happy the news is good! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad your daughter is safe, Wil, and glad there were no casualties. Fortunately, people were warned about the storm and able to take precautions.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad your daughter and family are all right! How awful it must have been to worry about them when they live so far away.

Diana (Di) said...

We have been reading and watching what has been going on in Australia. Thankfully your family is safe.

Terrebel said...

Het lijkt maar niet op te houden, daar in Queensland. Blij dat de mensen het hoofd erbij houden en dat er relatief weinig persoonlijke ongelukken zijn gebeurd.

Die header-foto is formidabel!

Goed weekend gewenst,

Terrence looks at the sky

Arkansas Patti said...

I thought of your daughter when I heard the news and am so glad she was spared.
Poor Queensland just can't catch a break this year.

Lorac said...

Good to hear your daughter is fine. Such a shame for Australia.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Good news about your daughter, Wil. I know you are very relieved. Mother Nature has really unloaded on Queensland this year.

LauraX said...

I'm glad your daughter is safe, Wil but so sad for the other families.

Kay said...

I can't believe Queensland is getting hit again! How awful! I'm so glad to hear your daughter is doing OK, Wil.

Cloudia said...

we send them best wishes!


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ladyfi said...

Glad to hear your daughter is OK... Luckily, the cyclone didn't hit as hard as they thought it would.

George said...

I've been reading about this cyclone and all the damage it caused. It's a miracle that no one was killed. I'm glad your daughter and her family are fine.

Paulie said...

I am happy for your good news about daughter being safe!

I love your gorgeous header!

Arija said...

It has been a very rough ride for Queensland this summer. Unfortunately there also has been a life lost.

Glad your family is safe.

Elisabeth said...

Things are grim in places in Victoria too, Reader.

Only tonight we've had mild flooding here, nothing like
Yasi though.

That sounds like the worst imaginable, though fortunately so far I believe no one has died. People were prepared, they took precautions and though many have lost everything, they still have their lives and that is the most important thing.

I'm glad your daughter and family are safe.

Floods here in Australia remind me of De Ramp in Holland in 1953. Do you remember it?

Marites said...

It's good to know that your daughter and her family is ok. have a good weekend! My skywatch is here.

artswebshow.com said...

I hope everyone ok over there.
Floods are no laughing matter, especially when they go around destroying peoples homes

Janice Thomson said...

Australia certainly has seen it's fair share of natural disaster.The weather has been wreaking havoc world-wide. Wonder if nature has a message there...

Cloudia said...

i still want to send you a small gift.......