Thursday, March 08, 2007

Still Waiting

We're still on Yellow but the cyclone has changed course and looks set to hit Port Red Dirt head on sometime tonight. The weather people are warning that it could change course again but, at this point, it looks like we will avoid the worst of it and just cop the rain over the next few days. It is raining at the moment, although it's not especially heavy, with just a slight breeze. The temperature has dropped so it's really quite pleasant.
There was bedlam at the shops and petrol stations today. Red Dirt Central has no Diesel fuel left in town, so it's not too hard to work out that the town is full of 4WD's fueled by diesel! We had already stocked up on batteries, candles, etc but, as today is my normal shopping day, the cupboards were pretty bare so Hubby did a quick run to the shops this morning for milk, bread and some vegies. He said there were so many people there that it was hard to get a car-park and the lines at the checkouts were huge. The worry for most people in town isn't that we have enough food for the next couple of days but that wide-spread flooding is expected which means no trucks will be able to get up to us with fresh supplies until the floodwaters settle.
Anyway, off to watch Lost and enjoy the cooler temp's for a while.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope Glenn was able to get some champers on his shopping trip...would be a shame to run out of that during the next few days! My fingers are crossed that the cyclone stays out of your path and eventually crosses the coast in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy the rain.
Kazza

Red dirt mummy said...

LOL, Kaz. You have no need to worry on the champers front!