I have been impressed with the steps the authorities have taken with sending up 1000 or so emergency workers and huge generators to the area. People in the 'red and orange zones' have been told to evacuate their homes as they will be in danger and evacuation centres have been set up.
I am not sure if I have any readers from that area but I know that Jenny of Elefantz Designs in Townsville is prepared in more ways than one. It is a good reminder to everyone to always be prepared for emergencies and I read today that Patsy from A Working Pantry is holding another free Disaster Preparedness Class soon which you might like to sign up for. Numbers are limited so don't delay if you are interested.
Also if anyone tried to register on The Homemaker's Forum and had any trouble can you get in touch and I will let them know. I believe some readers have trouble leaving comments on my blog so could you fill out the contact form on the sidebar and I will see what I can do. Some readers are able to comment as 'anonymous' but leave their name so I know who they are as I think it has something to do with having a Blogger account but I know that some bloggers who have Blogger blogs have also had trouble. Too high tech for me to work out I think :-)
So all the best to those in the north and also further south as the rain and wind could get fairly wild there too. Even down here we had a leaking roof from the aftermath of one of the cyclones off the North Queensland coast. Thoughts and prayers are heading your way. Stay safe!