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Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Eight)

March 6, 2015 by

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN It’s amazing how you improvise in times like this, and also, most amazing how some of that thinking from times gone by kicks into place, and items which supposed to be from bygone eras came in almost as a necessity, and in fact proved to be invaluable, while some modern […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Seven)

March 5, 2015 by

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RECOVERY AFTER THE POWER CAME BACK ON I mentioned in yesterday’s Post how the power came back on not long after Midnight on the Wednesday morning, and we discovered that at around 4.30AM. As I mentioned, we went out onto the back porch at that time for ten minutes just to see how many people […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Six)

March 4, 2015 by

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THE DRAWBACKS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY By Monday morning, we had now been without power for three days and nights. It was hot and it was still, with hardly any breeze at all. Mainly we listened to the radio as people phoned in with reports of how they and those around them came out of this. […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Five)

March 3, 2015 by

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FOOD STORAGE DURING THE POWER OUTAGE I mentioned in the last Post how we had lost power, and in the heat, everything in the fridge had either gone off already or was rapidly getting to the stage where it was no longer viable. I knew that our local major Supermarket was getting bags of party […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Four)

March 2, 2015 by

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THE CLEANUP AND START OF THE RECOVERY There is one thing we can be thankful for during the passing of the Cyclone, and that was it all happened during daylight hours as I just could not imagine going through something like this in the dark It was frightening enough in the light of day, but […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Three)

March 1, 2015 by

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THE DAY OF THE CYCLONE On the morning of the Cyclone, that fateful Friday, after I turned on the computer, the only thing I was looking for was information, all of it on the now approaching Cyclone. At 8AM, outside, it was almost eerie. Totally still, not one breath of wind at all. I recall […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (With Updates)

February 28, 2015 by

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On Friday 20th February 2015, Tropical Cyclone Marcia approached the Queensland Coastline. It made landfall and then passed directly overhead of the city of Rockhampton in Queensland, and that is where I live, so we were right in it. In the U.S. these systems are called Hurricanes, and other than the difference in names, the […]

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