Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cyclone Yasi

Well she/he is the biggest Australia has ever seen it is now to be a category 5, patients from Hospitals have been taken by plane all night down to Brisbane.

Everyone has been told what to do, but I don't think we really know what is coming, they are also concerned it crossing on a high tide and that will make it so much worse.
The weather reports are saying it is as big as Katrina,Townsville quiet a big City is build on a flood plain and the next 24 hours are going to be very scary.

I can't believe they are flying all these reporters and film crews in, makes you wonder if they don't already have enough people to look after.

While we are not going to be affected directly, all this is doing my head in and I am feeling quiet stressed.

I think I will have to turn the TV off for a while and do a little sewing.

quilting hugs
Christine

19 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh Christine...I understand about having to get away from the news...it does get to be overwhelming. Though you're not directly affected, it still does take it's toll. (((BIG HUG))) from the USA to all of you!

Barb said...

Oh Christine - I hope it isn't as bad as they say and that all will be well!
Thinking of you and yours.
xo

Toni said...

Hey Christine, I understand exactly what you mean, I can't watch the TV either. God I hate the bloody media, I really do. Most of my husband's family are in Cairns. I'm from North Queensland (originally), have been through cyclones and this is an evacuation situation. There is no way in hell that we would be riding this one out. All we can do is hope and pray. Big hugs from me too, toni xxx

Kate said...

Christine - it's a good idea to do that - switch off the TV - we're confronted by horror and crazy thoughts - and we can't do anything. I had the same thought about the news people - they are kind of doing a service, but still, I hope they will be sensible. Sewing and playing piano are my stress relievers!! I'm at Mum's and get to see the quilt on her bed!

quiltjude said...

We are all thinking of you down here in Tassie, and hope that you will all come through it safely.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I understand also--- Christine. Hugs to you and hope that the people that were affected by this will be okay.

I put a sneak peak of Doreen's doll quilt on my blog yesterday. I am having so much fun with this swap and thank you for hosting this for everyone participating in it!

:) Carolyn

Cheryl said...

Stay safe! I went through Katrina while living in Houston. So stressful!! The media does hype it all up! They need to take up a wonderful hobby like quilting so they have something better to do with their time!

Jessica said...

I am the same, need to turn the TV off and think about something else for a bit. I can't stand them sending extra TV crews into the area either, shouldn't they leave it to the reporters who are already there. They just want their slice of pie too...pathetic. You can't half tell what I think LOL.

Going to finish sewing that binding on now.

SheilaC said...

Be safe!

HUGS

SheilaC

Betweens said...

Christine I hope your stitching eases your anxiety and that you are able to settle for the night. I could understand how you feel with all that has been happening in your part of the world....I do wish I could do more than just send words of comfort.
hugs

Kyle said...

It's good to know what's going on, but the media goes a bit to far. Just as long as everyone's prepared and safe, that's the important thing. I was in Townsville a few years ago and it's a terrific city. Hopefully, everyone will be OK.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have no idea what you are feeling Christine, but if prayers help, they are being said.

Kris said...

I understand that stress too. Hope you are busy sewing and feeling less stressed. Even though we are not directly affected this will have an effect on us here in Australia. Queensland is going to need a lot of help after the events of January & February.

Leanne said...

Hi Christine
I know what you mean, the media hype it all up don't they. My sister is in Cairns and I have been on the phone with her a few times today, she is very scared. She said it is so calm there its eerie. No doubt the wind will pick up soon. I am thinking of everyone at this horrible time.

Farmyard Crafts said...

It doesn't look so good at all. It's just been a shocking few months in Qld and Australia. I haven't had the tv on the news at all today. I might once the kids head off to bed. They have been bombarded by so many scary things on the news lately (and having their grandparents in an area that has flooded 5 times since just before Christmas... they are safe though!)... so I'm not letting them watch anymore for a bit! All we can do is pray that people have had the ability to get somewhere safe and stay there.

Pauline said...

hi Christine..do you know..i think we are all stressed...even though it doesnt affect us..its just awful...and I am so angry at the airlines for doubling the prices for ppl to get out...grrrrrrr
hope everyone stays safe eh...we hope anyway..

Christine said...

Oh Gott, ich habe es gerade in den Internet-Nachrichten gelesen! Das klingt ja beängstigend - ich wünsche Euch alles Gute und denke an Dich!
Liebe Grüße
Christine

Yvonne said...

We follow the coming of Yasi on the news here. It is terrible! We can just hope and pray everyone will be safe out there! Take care!

ria vogelzang said...

I just heard that Yasi went right over Townsville...... I hope and pray you are allright......
What a terrible storm.....!
XXXXXXXXX, Ria.