TCs Debbie & Cook



  • Bitch keeps moving to hit further south.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

    at least @mariner4life look safe for now.

    But for fuck sake ... the first holiday we've planned for more than two nights for more than six years ( Yeppoon / Great Keppel) and this cow keeps heading at us.

    Fuck Queensland weather.

    I mean 3 months of record drought and now a fucking Cat 4 ...

    First world problems maybe .. thinking about the poor bastards in the watch zone ... at this stage Bowen, Proerpine, Mackay ...



  • Looks like you'll get pretty wet given where she'll cross. Probably storm surge tides as well.

    People are fucking idiots. Within an hour of the first announcement on Friday every Coles in Cairns had sold out of bread and bottled water. Despite the fact the cyclone was not crossing until Tuesday, and a long way south.



  • @mariner4life should have jacked all the prices and droppedd the specials



  • @mariner4life latest track map has edged landfall slightly further north closer to Townsville. Still south of you though.



  • Now it's south of Ayr, and we are miles north of the watch zone, so we are all good (as long as both roads north don't get fucked up). The good thing is the Bruce highway is off the coast there.

    We apparently have a weather warning for gales, but looking outside it's still, and hot as fuck. Supposed to be 36 up here today, with a humidity level of around 75%. Awesome.



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    Now it's south of Ayr, and we are miles north of the watch zone, so we are all good (as long as both roads north don't get fucked up). The good thing is the Bruce highway is off the coast there.

    We apparently have a weather warning for gales, but looking outside it's still, and hot as fuck. Supposed to be 36 up here today, with a humidity level of around 75%. Awesome.

    How many months of the year do you use aircon?



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.

    You'd want an efficient AC system given QLD power prices are amongst the highest in the country.



  • yea no shit. I'm hoping the design of the new place ensures decent breezes through it so i can cut that usage down.

    It's not supposed to be this hot now FFS, but it's gross outside. Current temp? 36 (feels like 43). Glad i don't work outside.

    Looks like it's starting to get pretty spicy further south though, fair amount of video footage of the wind and rain. Looks like it will be pretty strong when it crosses the coast. Seems to be going further south, hitting Bowen now. Looks like it will then swing south east, so could be a heap of rain down where booboo is heading



  • Nice here today. 30. Sun and a bit of breeze (funnily enough from the SE ... wonder why).

    It's still slightly surreal to me that summer is not necessarily something to look forward to weatherwise.

    Our aircon blew up this year (bloody geckos) and it wasn't in the immediate budget to fix it. Luckily being 1000km or so south of Marinerville there was only about 3 or so weeks where it was particularly noticeable.

    We heading off northish next week (School holidays) so hoping it's done and dusted by then and no damage done - both selfishly and in genuine hope everyone is ok.

    Forecast is that we're getting pretty damp here though: after Debs heads inland she's heading south dumping about 400mm in the next 8 days on us.

    That'll teach us to pray for rain. (Think we had about 50mm all summer when usually get about 350.)

    A bit of NDRRA funded restoration works wouldn't be bad for the industry though 🙂

    Can't believe some aren't evacuating in the face of a 4m storm surge. "Oh yeah. That'll be up to our second floor windows but we'll stay ... "



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.

    Only 5? Thought it would be more. Still, 5 is going to hammer the finances. It's a disgrace that power should be so expensive in this state.

    Act: Heating in Canberra must hit the wallet. You need it about 8-9 months a year there don't you 🙂



  • nah, in "winter" it's all good (once you acclimatise), you stop using it at night some time in April, and start again in December some time. And you don't need it at all during the day for that time. 25 and no humidity is bliss. Almost too cold to use the pool...



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in TC Debbie:

    @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.

    Only 5? Thought it would be more. Still, 5 is going to hammer the finances. It's a disgrace that power should be so expensive in this state.

    Act: Heating in Canberra must hit the wallet. You need it about 8-9 months a year there don't you 🙂

    Gas ducting heating is your best friend if you live in Canberra.

    ACT has the cheapest electricity in the nation. Plenty of AC's running from Nov-March...





  • fuck the morning TV shows. They've all flown their presenters IN to Bowen to commentate the fucking thing! Fuck off you dipshits!! and it's constant coverage too, so they show the same footage, and the cockhead presenters are forced to show the same things over and over, make hyperbolic sermons on the power of mother nature, and ask poor locals they come across a series of inane questions.

    Fuck off you cunts! go home and forget about North Queensland like you do for the other 360 days of the year.

    I am already cringing at the coverage when they get their cameras out later to interview locals who are out inspecting their totaled 100 year old Queenslanders.



  • 24 hour news cycle is how we got here.



  • This cunt. Kochie the monumental fuckwit, is expressing surprise that North Queensland emergency services are organised and know what to do when a cyclone comes.



  • Ch9 has their poor reporter standing out in the weather talking for 5m while across the road a house is being pulled apart.

    It's like they watched an Emmerich movie and thought "yea, that's the stuff"



  • Is Kochie trying to hype this cyclone up so he looks braver?

    "It may not be cat 5, but it's no less ferocious than Yasi" Jesus H...



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    Looks like you'll get pretty wet given where she'll cross. Probably storm surge tides as well.

    People are fucking idiots. Within an hour of the first announcement on Friday every Coles in Cairns had sold out of bread and bottled water. Despite the fact the cyclone was not crossing until Tuesday, and a long way south.

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