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  1. Omexa

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    Hi, we have not had one for a while, but they come every now and again. No cookies | NT News Regards Ray
     
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    Hi, the Cyclone has just arrived; lots of Rain and Wind; I braved the elements to put the Garbage out but I will now stay inside; I don't want to end up like Mary Poppins flying through the Air hanging on to an Umbrella. Regards Ray
     
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    Hold on tightly to your umbrella just in case, and stay safe!
     
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    Ray,

    You have had a rough month or two, weather-wise.

    Best of luck.

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  6. Omexa

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    Hi, it has just got a lot worse; there are trees down everywhere. I am in the eye of the Cyclone at the moment and things have calmed down until it moves on. It has done a lot of damage to trees and probably other things out of my sight. It is starting to pick up again; my roof all OK and no Rain coming in; there are things flying around outside; the Carport at my Mates place around the corner has gone; where to no one knows. Regards Ray Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track MapRegards Ray

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    You survived then Ray, how about your house?
     
  9. Omexa

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    Hi Nick, the unit that I live in was built after Cyclone Tracy and "Over-engineered" with steel Rods down through the Bricks and the holes in the Bricks filled with Concrete; the Roof is only Rated at 120 Kilometers wind but survived no problems while trees around it were being snapped off at the base. Darwin and Palmerston got a real bashing; the good thing is that no one has been killed. I will get on to my Landscape mate to get me some more Trees to Plant. Regards Ray
     
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    So glad to hear that you are in a safe place. I hope the other side of the eye has passed. Having been through a hurricane or two, experience says....Being in the eye is a nice reprieve from the terrific winds in the eye wall, but it's also rather disconcerting to know that you are about to face the same thing again only in reverse.

    Thanks again for sharing your news and pictures, and take care.
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    Hi, the Cyclone is still a Cat 2 and is moving towards the Western Australian Border it is heading out to Sea and that is where I hope it stays. It is going to intensify into a Cat 3. I just hope it does not double back like they sometimes do; if it does we are in real trouble. Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map issued by WA for system affecting NT Regards Ray
     
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    I am going for a walk around later this morning when it gets light to have a look at the damage. I will be wearing shoes (normally bare feet) because of this. Melioidosis - NT.GOV.AU Regards Ray
     
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    Hi, I took a few more photos and poor old Barbie's Bedroom is under the Banyan Tree; she is not at home probably at her daughters place. I reckon it will cost 100's of Million Dollars to clean up Palmerston and Darwin. Regards Ray

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    That's a shame, nice tree.
     
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    I am starting to worry a bit about friends who I cannot get in contact with. My friend who lives about a 100 Kilometers away has a "Safari Style" House that is open on one side and if the wind got under it; away with the Roof. I have tried to contact him but he is not answering his phone. The other person is not answering his phone and I can only hope that he is OK. I have sent emails to both of them. I will try again today. Regards Ray
     
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    Looks like Darwin fared well compared to when Tracy hit. The main reason phones cannot be answered is that the storm has damaged the infrastructure.
     
  17. Omexa

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    Hi roughbarked, my mate from 100 kilometers away just got in touch with me; the reason he could not be contacted is: no power or internet or phone. So you were right. One down one mate to go. Regards Ray
     
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    Well my mate down the road has just rang me and he went through the Cyclone in a Vodka induced sleep; his comment was what Cyclone. Regards Ray
     
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    Glad to hear all are ok. Thanks for the update.
     
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    Hi, the Cyclone is now a CAT 5 and heading out to sea where I think that there are Gas and Oil Rigs. Out the front of my place the Army Engineers are cuttings trees up and putting it into piles for the Infantry to pick up and take away. Regards Ray
     
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    Glad to see sun and some blue skies peeking out. Hopefully the offshore drilling operations have had time to make preparations and evacuate.
     

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