Cyclone Marcus - Makes A Mess Of Darwin.
Saturday the 17th March 2018, Darwin and surrounds braced themselves for the arrival of Cyclone Marcus, a category 2 storm that passed through at midday leaving a path of destruction in it's wake.
Residents were prepared, with reports only 130 people were seeking shelter in designated cyclone shelters. No injuries or fatalities have been reported, which is fantastic news! However the cyclone has left a trail of destruction with trees uprooted and down over powerlines. Crews are slowly restoring power and water services to the city, but the clean-up will continue.
The sense of community here in this region is second to none, with people reaching out to help one another and the neighbouring councils pitching in to collect debris left in piles on the roadside by residents for free.
Being caught up in this storm has been an experience and we were very lucky to only have minor water damage in our roof, which impacted on our power supply briefly.
Months on from the cyclone, Darwin and surrounds are back to normal, although a little less shady after losing so many big established trees. We are now moving back into the wet season, it is now time for all Top End residents and visitors to put some preparations in place, (get your cyclone kit together), to ensure that if we experience another fiesty weather event we are prepared.