Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Eerie Waiting for Ului to Vent Its Anger

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Eerie Waiting for Ului to Vent Its Anger

Article excerpt

STRONG winds can be eerie as they rush through open passages.

There is a feeling of the unknown; where will the strong gusts of wind tangle and destroy?

On Saturday as the grey clouds turned to darkness, there in the shadows of swaying palm trees, Mackay started to feel cyclone Ului as it rampaged towards the coast.

Like strong winds, a throbbing heartbeat can be an eerie feeling. I am sure there were many residents who felt their heart in the pit of their stomach.

For most of Saturday night my housemate and I played the waiting game. Waiting for Ului to land on our doorstep. I am not a huge fan of the unknown, especially when its power comes at 100kmh.

The funny thing was I was not scared. I was worried for my mum, who was home alone. Earlier in the day I asked her to come stay with me, but she said it was best that she stay at home and safeguard her property.

About 10.30pm, one of my mum's 15-year-old pine trees thudded to the ground; this was the first of three large pines that fell. …

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