Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L. (emo_snal) wrote,
Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L.
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In the Wake of Cyclone Ozwald

In happier times:



Yesterday:









   Yesterday my day began at 6:30 with my smoke alarm going off. I'm not sure why, I did a thorough investigation and found no source of smoke. But it set an alarming tone for the day. Then I found that the power was out, and it remained off for at least eight hours. AND my phone chose to die at the same time, leaving me with no communication with the world at all.
   Weather actually turned out to be pretty decent. Went out walking for half an hour ... and got surprisingly sunburned! Since the power was out, and the roads out of town still out, and there was storm damage to see, it seemed about the whole community was out walking around. I took a bunch of pictures of the huge drifts of foam along the beach. Cyclone Ozwald was literally frothing at the mouth!!
   I went walking later in the afternoon when the ocean had calmed down a bit and found no less than three people at different places relocating clutches of seaturtle eggs which had become exposed.

   The weather has cleared up here a lot, though there's still a lot of flooding as water comes down the pipeline from inland, and the storm is still hammering areas south of here. In Bundaberg, the nearest town, I'm told helicopters are picking people off roofs!
Tags: australia, cyclone ozwald, life in moorepark, natural disasters, storms
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