Cyclone Yasi, potentially one of the largest and most intense cyclonic systems ever to threaten the Australian continent is forecast to make a coastal crossing somewhere in my vicinity in the middle of Wednesday night.
We know the routine well, but that is very little comfort in situations over which we have so little control.
Chainsaw down large trees beforehand, create a bunker inside the smallest room of the house then cower on a mattress under a table scared shitless in the total darkness as the surrounding rainforest is shredded and the air becomes filled with flying missiles.
We only have the daylight hours today to prepare, so I am out of here immediately, with no expectation of returning in a hurry.
In the event of my longer term absence, Inga (on blogroll off to the right of page) will probably be able to provide an update.