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Archive for March 7th, 2011

Gone West for Work

Posted by TravellingStrom on March 7, 2011

Currently I am in Emerald, about 3 hours drive west and will be here for a week or so, unsure exactly.

I just returned from up north in cyclone territory. This was voluntary with the SES and we flew to Cairns and then drove south to Cardwell, Tully and Mission Beach each day in the rain, around four hours round trip. We we bunked near Innisfail.

We managed to do quite a lot of emergency repairs, and also repaired the bad relations with the general public after the NSW crew went home leaving dissatisfied people behind.

I have found out how to post photos so here is a small selection. This first one shows the rainforest after the wind blew all the leaves away, don’t despair though, new shoots have already appeared 1 month on.

The next few show some of the damage to houses, the tiled roof must not have had any clips on it and we were tasked to fix the metal roof on the house across the street, a tile had tore a hole though it! There is one condemned house which has only two walls left, but still has the loungeroom suite in place.

All that is nearly over now for us volleys as the commercial repairers and insurance people are taking over. There may be a few small groups go back up in a few weeks but I am unsure whether I can afford more time off.

While there is work on I need to save as much as I can, if I want to start the next leg of my travels next year at a suitable time before the end of the world. And with all these major floods, cyclones, earthquakes etc it sure looks like it is possible

Cheers till next time

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