Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald stayed all weekend. The damage is hard to comprehend. So many people have lost so much. I do love a good storm, but this one was frightening. I could hear loud crashes multiple times over the past few days, but it was dark and not safe to go out and have a look. The wind was relentless but thankfully, we did not get the amount of rain predicted for this area. The first morning, I woke up to this:
A few hours later, while in the shower, I heard another loud noise. It was this:
That night, I heard another loud noise, and it was this:
My poor banana tree had a clipping and whats left is shredded like fringe. I could see a chain saw would be needed, most especially for the big tree behind the banana tree, so I rang SES to ask if I was eligible for any assistance.
SEVEN men came with chain saws. They filled the back of 3 Utes and another caged trailer.
And this is how they left it. Thank you SES Volunteers. You really made my day.
The winds of this storm were so strong and lasted more than two days. Lucky me, this is the only damage I had.
My heart is so sad for so many others and all they have lost. Thankful? Oh yes, very very thankful.