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    As the child care centre was so kind to close the centre at lunch time today and i am looking at the next few days off work (YAY) i though you guys might like updates on what is going on in the "Top End"

    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDD65011.shtml

    So far today, as it is a warning, schools and childcare centres will be closed tomorrow, working hours are normal apart from the people who have kids (DUH)

    It is nearly midnight and outside it is a bit windy but not really different from a normal windy day. And a little rain but so far not much else.

    We have been told to expect at least 400ml of rain in the next 48 hours! FUN!!

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    I'm COLD!! It's 26 degrees and I've got a shawl on. Hot house flower, much?

    I was a bit shocked to hear that schools are closed tomorrow (today). Growing up here, I seem to remember schools only closing when a big cyclone was very blimmin close. I feel ripped off!!

    Dp is at the end of a double shift on the mines, and rang today to say there's a good chance that he won't be coming home tomorrow. AARRGH!!!!! Just want to let the world know that cyclones are a PITA, and I can't wait for the dry.

    Hopefully we'll get away with only some localised flooding and a whole heap of humidity when this all blows over.

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    I think it is crazy although the last cyclone that hit I was in hospital and so drugged up I don't remember much. I am starting to worry that if the schools the child care and in the Navy had shut down it might be a big one

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    Cyclone warning cancelled!, seriously I know they can change course but we were only ever on the very edge of it, the hysteria was uncalled for. Are schools still closed?

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    DP is coming home!!!

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    Rain rain rain. Dd wants to play outside!
    Looks like it will be back to work tomorrow

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    I think after last year, they are taking extra precautions this year. Honestly, the amount of warnings I have had to my mobile is rediculous when most have resulted in short-lived thunderstorms and not much rain. To me it seems risky because people are now ignoring the warnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    I think it is crazy although the last cyclone that hit I was in hospital and so drugged up I don't remember much. I am starting to worry that if the schools the child care and in the Navy had shut down it might be a big one
    Sorry to crash!

    An old Darwin & Northern Australia local.... plus Navy wife! Have been through a few cyclones in both Darwin & Cairns & they will ALWAYS send the Navy boats out in a warning. Doesn't matter if it's a cat 1 or 5! SO don't stress too much....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum22 View Post
    Cyclone warning cancelled!, seriously I know they can change course but we were only ever on the very edge of it, the hysteria was uncalled for. Are schools still closed?
    Lol, isnt it funny, I didnt actually think there was that much hysteria this time! Compared to the one before Christmas!

    share a book is right, they are being cautious from last year where the night before the actual 'cyclone' was the what caused the most damage and left people completly unprepared.

    If they didnt warn us we would be jumping up and down, if they warn us its too much, poor BOM get critisced either way. All they can do is provide people with accurate, up to date information, what people choose to do with it is up to them.. if they ignore it then so be it, but they are well-informed ignorers

    (would of loved a day off work though!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthfairy View Post
    Sorry to crash!

    An old Darwin & Northern Australia local.... plus Navy wife! Have been through a few cyclones in both Darwin & Cairns & they will ALWAYS send the Navy boats out in a warning. Doesn't matter if it's a cat 1 or 5! SO don't stress too much....
    But they didn't! My mate flew into Darwin to go out and he has been in a hotel since Saturday!!


 

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