Did you miss me? We just got our internet back. We lost it 5 days ago with all the damage from cyclone Oswald. It’s funny how you feel so disconnected from everything when you don’t have the internet. Mind you we were very lucky, apart from a couple of trees down and windows leaking from the wind pressure we escaped. There are still thousands of people without power and homes and businesses. My heart goes out to them. It was only two years ago we had a massive flood that destroyed a lot of the infrastructure in our state and destroyed many homes and businesses. Now it’s happened again. They are saying on the news that there is billions of dollars damage. Some of the poor people still haven’t finished repairing the damage from the last flood. It’s so heartbreaking for them. There were lots of wildlife in trouble too with birds blown out of nests and koalas hurt as well as lots of seabirds.
Our city has been declared a disaster zone and when you walk around the streets you see all the poor trees. The ones that haven’t blown over have lost lots of leaves and the leaves that remain all look like they are dying. There were wind gusts of 140km per hour.
The low that caused all the damage was from ex -cyclone Oswald and it stretches from the top of Queensland down to Sydney, so it’s a massive area. They call it an ex-cyclone but there is nothing ex about it. It will take years to fix it all again.