Just a quick post this evening as I have doing some preparations since arriving home from work.  Yet again, there is a tropical cyclone (hurricane) heading south-west towards the central Queensland coast.  It is not particularly severe as cyclones go and is expected to cross the coast well north of where we are, however, we are already experiencing steady rain and gusty wind.

Storm surgeStorm surges are just one of the risks that we are being warned about.

I have cleared things off the verandah, boiled lots of water, charged the phones, know that the car has a full tank of fuel and know where the wind-up torches and radio are.  I have 9 ice-cream containers of boiled water which will be frozen in the camp fridge once it has cooled.  We have plenty of food and a gas cooktop which can be used for cooking.

We are not at risk of being flooded.  The most likely problem is the loss of power.  We could also suffer damage from falling branches or other debris, although this is not as likely.

Are you in central or southern Queensland?  Are you prepared?  Do you have any tips or advice?

Stay safe and if there are a lack of posts in the coming days it may mean that I am offline.

6 thoughts on “Prepared

  1. never hurts to be prepared, even when there isn’t any danger around too, cos you never know. we get freak winds & storms here, they can come up out of the blue, no warning, i have a gas cook top & plenty of candles.
    be safe through the storm xxx

  2. Being prepared is so important…where I’m at in the U.S. We’ve been snowed in for 3 days now. Food, fresh water and heat. We have a huge stack of firewood incase our power goes out we can heat the home still in the fireplace. So far, so good. Keeping my fingers crossed that all will be well for you! All the best, Kimmie

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