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Peter Fitness

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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2010, 11:10:51 PM »

Thanks, Tony, but I'm not sure whether we are among the good uns, just the lucky ones. The percentage of people directly affected is very small, they were the unlucky ones.

The village is getting back to normal surprisingly quickly, except for the unfortunate ones who lost their houses of course, it will be a long time before their lives return to normal. The streets have been cleared of debris, and are now reopened to all traffic, and the local council's trucks are everywhere collecting wreckage where necessary. Apparently, one of the biggest concerns for those cleaning up was the risk posed by asbestos, as it was used in many older buildings. Water trucks continuously wet down the streets, and workers clad in protective clothing were sweeping, and even using vacuum cleaners, to pick all the asbestos up. Another problem will be broken glass, especially in a seaside community where people regularly go barefoot. Small fragments of clear window glass can be hard to see in grassed areas, and I have already picked up some dangerous looking pieces. I'm sure others will also be aware of the problem.

Lennox Head is well known, even internationally, among the surfing fraternity, but it has achieved another kind of fame as a result of the tornado. News crews from all the major TV networks have been doing live broadcasts from the village, with regular updates in each news bulletin. That will all change in a few days and, to the outside world, Lennox Head's tornado will just be a distant memory. For those directly affected, however, the memory will remain for life.

Peter.
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2010, 05:54:10 AM »

Good to hear your OK, and the affected people get back on their feet.

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« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2010, 06:31:01 PM »

...glad to hear you and your family are safe.

Robert
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2010, 11:57:29 PM »

Thanks Nick and Robert. It's beautiful weather now, hard to believe it actually happened, until you see the damage.

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