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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

personal update on cyclone yasi and our family

We are directly in the line of fire for Cyclone Yasi. The most severe part is due to hit the coast of north Queensland tonight near Innisfail or Cardwell (a couple hours drive north of us) at 10pm. Although not at the center of the projected hit, we are considered to be within the disaster zone.

Parts of our city (Townsville) and others are being evacuated (10,000+ people so far), but as of yet officials say we are in a high enough part of town that we shouldn't have to evacuate. All patients in critical condition as well as laboring mothers who were in the Cairns Hospital have now been transported by the military to hospitals in Brisbane for care out of harms way.

It's poised to be the worst cyclone in the last century (worse than in southern Queensland a few weeks ago). Currently it is set to a level 5 (the highest level of cyclone) meaning 250+ kph winds, surges and flooding, and more than likely a loss of phones and electricity for an extended amount of time.

We are fine, as prepared as we can be with our valuables and important documents packed up. We have our yard and house prepared, candles ready, flashlights loaded with new batteries, water stored up, and several tins of canned food.

We are calm and ready. Just sitting here now watching the news and enjoying our electricity for as long as it lasts. As a family with a firm faith in God, we hold fast to the fact that God is bigger than any storm.

Thanks for your prayers for us and for our friends... as well as for those who will be hit even harder than we will.

braced and ready,

adriel booker | the mommyhood memos | 2010  do not reproduce without written permission



At February 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Becca said...

Praying for y'all and Queensland. Keep us posted if you can.

At February 2, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers to you. Keep us posted!

At February 2, 2011 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Ana said...

When I saw the news with all the storm warnings for Australia, I thought of you guys. Be safe. We're praying for you and you fam, Momma!

At February 2, 2011 at 8:26 PM , Blogger A Little R&R said...

I have been thinking of you so much lately as I have been watching the news about your area. Thanks for posting this - I was going to email you today to see how you are - so you beat me to it. :) You are in my prayers. You blessed my socks off with your last statement. "I lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help!" Love you, girl! Stay safe!

At February 2, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Mom said...

Be safe. Praying for you all.

At February 3, 2011 at 12:09 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Wow. We'll be praying for you.

At February 3, 2011 at 3:10 AM , Blogger Heather M said...

Praying for you!

At February 3, 2011 at 4:11 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Good luck! And remember, "This too, shall pass." Hopefully without too much destruction in it's wake. Prayers to Heaven in your behalf.

At February 3, 2011 at 4:24 AM , Anonymous Jamie said...

Good luck, Adriel! I hope it's not as strong as projected and that you all stay safe and dry.

At February 3, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Kerry McCullough said...

Praying for you, sounds like you guys are as ready as can be. Stay safe!

At February 3, 2011 at 12:39 PM , Blogger JIll said...

You and your family and friends are in our thoughts. Keep us updated if you can. Good luck!


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