These first few pictures were taken within a matter of minutes. while I was standing there with my neighbours, the pace of the wind sped up and you could hear howling of the wind.
This is when I took off running back over the road and when I got to the back door this is the colour the sky turned.
And continued to get darker until you couldn't see an inch passed your nose. We were all inside, even Max our dog came in with us. The boys were pretty calm considering what was going on. Max was scared to death more because he knows he is not allowed inside, so he was more worried about that I think.
This next shot is looking out the front yard, the howling, crackling of things being ripped apart, and the speed of the wind was incredible.
Now... the damage. This is over the road, a giant limb from a tree came crashing down.
The only damage we had was this tree branch that fell and missed absolutely eveything!!
We had a big family chat and listened as the boys had many questions and told us their feelings of what had happened. After we shared our thoughts with each other of the event that just took place and did a bit of cleaning up, we decided to have a look around and see the damage. It was everywhere.
The damaged gutter on this building was down, but the sheeting on the ground belonged to another building nearby.
The damage was so great, with buildings torn apart, houses with no rooves, we just feel for those who experienced so much damage to their property. This all started at about 3pm on Saturday, with the power going off at that stage. The power returned to our house at 7pm Sunday night. There were about 80 power poles down in town, and have to give it to Western Power, those guys worked and worked on restoring the damage. It was such a big job. We also had 44C on Sunday, so we were all fit to be tied!
Oh and by the way.....I didn't do any sewing or knitting!!! WhaaWhaa!!! It was too hot! Oh and the cyclone fizzled out! That was a no show. To those in Queensland who are expecting cyclone weather, we are thinking of you. May it go easy on you. Catch you next posting.
Kind regards, Anita.