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#49464 - 03/26/17 03:04 AM Tropical Cyclone Debbie
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2176
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)


I'm just south of Cape Tribulation - so no worries for me. However, I have a sister in Mackay. She has a dog named Toto, even though she has never watched "The Wizard of Oz'. So my advice to her is to "tie your Toto dog down sport". And rellies in Townsville, also. This girl could cross the coast a ways north or south of the forecast, and could also ramp up to a Cat 5. So I'm keeping a very close eye on the situation. I think I prefer California earthquakes over cyclonic events...
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#49470 - 03/26/17 10:57 PM Re: Tropical Cyclone Debbie [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6831
Loc: Fresno, CA
Hold on tight!

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#49473 - 03/27/17 07:55 AM Re: Tropical Cyclone Debbie [Re: wagga]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 728
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Tie your Toto dog down sport?

Aye yi yi...

Waltzing Matilda, mate!
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#49475 - 03/27/17 09:29 AM Re: Tropical Cyclone Debbie [Re: + @ti2d]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6831
Loc: Fresno, CA
More interesting stuff from Wagga's Land of Oz:

Dinosaur tracks on Australia's west coast:



From this page



'Australia's Jurassic Park' the world's most diverse from The University of Queensland on Vimeo.


Lead author Dr Steve Salisbury of The University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences discusses the diversity of tracks around Walmadany in Western Australia.


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#49483 - 03/27/17 09:44 PM Re: Tropical Cyclone Debbie [Re: Steve C]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2176
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)

Debbie has hit Proserpine almost bang-on. I drove through there several weeks ago, and have also stayed in the charming old historic pub. Don't think it will ever be the same again.

Note the erratic path - try forecasting that!

I am, as noted, hundred of ks north of the cyclone - not to worry about me - except for swimming yesterday at Irikanji National Park & getting a fair sun-burn.
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#49484 - 03/28/17 12:21 AM Re: Tropical Cyclone Debbie [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2176
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Finally heard from my sister - she was admitted to hospital with a pain issue - Hospital would be a safe place in a cyclone. Toto (the Dog), however, endured the event in a house with 5 cats...

Tens of thousands without power or Internet or cell comms. Not much is known about damage due to lack of communication. Even the emergency radio and TV fell over. One known injury, no deaths reported so far.

On the plus side:

A good solid cyclone cools the Reef - preventing & repairing the current coral bleaching.

Parts of inland central Queensland that have been in drought for years will get a good soaking, as this is a large, slow-moving weather event.
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#49498 - 03/30/17 03:56 AM Re: Tropical Cyclone Debbie [Re: wagga]
Wagga2 Offline


Registered: 03/30/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Queensland Australia
Hi. I'm Wagga too!

Grateful for safety in the wild weather. I see my stay in hospital as a blessing. Though the cover blew off my motor home hatch, saturating my bed and rendering it unliveable, I have some answers re pain courtesy of the cyclone. They couldn't fob me off and send me home. Nowhere to go! I'm thankful for the love of family and friends. and I'm grateful too for insurance covering not only repairs but also alternative accommodation and transportation in the interim! And Toto survived the ordeal too 😀

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