…the elements of nature!
~* ‘*_On the Gold Coast May2009, thousands are still blacked out after strong winds tore down powerlines. Police declared an emergency situation in Surfers Paradise on Wednesday after cyclonic winds tore off roofs and blew furniture and even barbecues off high-rise buildings. A 47-year-old real estate agent was killed when a metal awning crashed through his office window_’*
…sadly it was debris from our apartment complex which fatally smashed through the window… our building was in lock-down – elevators out (we were on the 46th Floor) – streets were cordoned off – sirens from building alarms and emergency vehicles could barely be heard over the howling winds, which were being reported as ‘category 3 force cyclonic winds’ around our area – we had to run three blocks amidst flying debris to make it back to our apartment, as we couldn’t get transport in, and where we were then grounded
..and the clean-up continues
(and i’m so glad to be safely back home again!)
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia