Saturday, April 01, 2006


The Ninemsn News website is running an interesting Cyclone Larry diary from an Innisfail resident who details the experience of surviving the Category Four cyclone and the problems she now faces rebuilding her home and her life.

Here's one excerpt :

"I never really understood the stories I read about there being shortages of food. Our local Coles has been open since the day after the cyclone and it was only short of cold foods like dairy. And if you went to the main street in those first few days after the cyclone, there was free food and water. I think Qantas flew in about 6000 plane meals. There was even a jumping castle. It was like a street party!"

Go here to read the full diary.