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I am a Dad and have a lovely wife and two loving children , one girl and one boy , we live in Innisfail Queensland.
We have been through two Cyclones Larry And Yassi,
Larry was the worst because of the destruction caused terror was within us, as my wife and two children took cover in the bathroom with a mattress over there heads and myself wedged in between our front door as the latches where torn of out of the door frames , I wedged my self and the front door , being battered several or more time as the winds of the force wanted to come I went and grabbed the BBQ and saw that the washing machine was hover on a 45 degree angle and then I heard the howling of the Cyclone coming back and I did the same thing as before and same as my wife and two children it blew so hard howling an picking anything up and throwing it down like projectiles causing serve damages to peoples house and land , to this day people hear of Cyclone and still to this day sends a shiver down the back of the town folk.
Yassi missed us but we still got a flogging of the tail end scary but we survived yet another Cyclone in 2006, why do we live here , because it’s our home and our joy as a family , Go Bless who helped with both Cyclones and all natural disaster , forming as a nation of one and lending a helping hand , THANK – YOU ALL


Posted by Gary Lynch, 19th March 2014


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  • top storie great

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  • Mother Nature in all her fury can be very scary.

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  • seeing appreciation is so heartwarming thankyou for sharing

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  • You must have all been petrified, couldn’t imagine how I would have handled it. All the best to you and your family.

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  • I couldn’t imagine how scary that would have been, glad to hear you are all ok!

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  • I dont think I could live in a cyclone path, it would scare me too much, I am always worried about cousins that are in flood paths up in QLD

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  • What a fantastic story to share. The downs of having cyclones but you are proud to call it home. It must have been very scary and I am sure it keeps you on your toes wondering when another will hit.

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  • It’s amazing the story you have written. And so true the very last bit.. It is your home and that’s where you live! It’s just too way for people to ask ‘why don’t you move’.. Is not that simple!

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  • I feel for you and your family. We live in Vic, but hoilday when we can in Northern Qld as its such a beautiful place. Every time I hear of a cyclone I pray for you guys up there and wish you the best. It must be very scary for you all.

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  • I was on tenterhooks all day yesterday, hoping that cyclone Ita would not be as bad as predicted and it seems the heavens heard the prayers.

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  • My father lives in far North Queensland a few hours from you. Whenever I have heard of cyclone warnings even with the state I’m straight on the phone to him. Your part of the world is beautiful though.

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  • It was fantastic to see Australians come together with the recent natural disasters (cyclones, fires, floods).

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  • What a story. You truley are a brave man.

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  • What an amazing story. You are incresibly strong people.

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  • I have been there and it is a lovely place I am talking 31 years ago but you live were your heart is and you sound strong enough to take what is thrown at you for this reason.

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