Residents of my community on the Capricorn Coast in Central Queensland are being warned of two cyclones: Anthony may hit the coast to our north on Monday morning and a second forming near Fiji is scheduled for later in the week.
The wind has been blowing strongly for two days. This morning there was a run on food with shelves again emptying at the local supermarket. This evening the rain is coming off the ocean in waves and with each wave my green frog starts to croak.
Just to the west of the Capricorn Coast are Queensland’s biggest coal mines already missing deliveries because of the recent flooding which has drenched pits and wrecked railway lines.