02-23-2011, 02:18 AM
I just got word from Bill ~ Penelope, that he spent two days in a shed with 6 people, 4 of them Kiwi's working there, as a cyclone roared through their area. While in the shed, they got word of the terrible earthquake that hit near Christchurch. Bill says the cyclone is still causing damage as it tracks down the coast, not as bad as the last one over the Australian east coast though, thankfully. Still enough though! 39 houses damaged in Karratha and 5 commercial buildings, umpteen dozen cars etc. The buildings up there are built to withstand them out of steel and iron but they still get damage. Bill was at his Karratha office when the cyclone hit, but is safely back in Perth now.