Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Week 42 - Cyclone Maria

Logan didn't send a blog post this week. We did email each other however. He told me he and his companion were fine during and after the storm. I think he is too busy! He spent a lot of time sand-bagging areas and now will be dawning the yellow helping hands tee shirt for clean up. Here are some pics of Cyclone Marcia, which hit north of Brisbane in Rockhampton and Leppoon. (These are not Logan's pics, I'm sure I will get his next week)


" Tropical Cyclone Marcia to reach Category 5 system at landfall”.
Our wonderful Saints and missionaries are safe and well after a cyclone hit land in central Queensland.  The hardest hit was Rockhampton and surrounding areas; there was water damage to the flat and the electricity is out (and could be out for weeks), but the Elders in Rockhampton want to stay and help the community and continue working with their investigators.  It takes more than a Category 5 cyclone to keep the Elders from working!  

There was extensive damage to the area....but the Saints are strong and resilient!   

564 involved fallen trees
492 involved structural damage
111 involved roofs
68 involved flooding
62 involved lack of water Power
50,000 customers still without power in Rockhampton and Yeppoon.
1,800 power lines down across the region.

There was some major flooding all around the region, but nothing stops the missionaries from working! 

Torrential rain forecast: Heavy rain led to flash flooding, with some 24 hour totals  in excess of 300 millimetres on the coast and nearby ranges.  AND IT RAINED FOR 48 HOURS STRAIGHT HERE IN BRISBANE!  


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