Thanks for your good thoughts, we are all ok here in Gladstone. It seems the bulk of the cyclone missed us as we only received around 2" of rain and the wind was nothing like it was 100 km's to the north of us where it crossed the coast. It dumped the majority of the rain to the west of us .
I was out on a field trip for work about 400 miles to the west when it hit, so my wife and daughter were alone the do the preparation work, tidying the house yard etc. Jan went in to work just before it hit and helped the boys secure the hangar with Ratchet straps across the big roller door and parked the forklift up against the bottom of the bi- fold front door to stop them getting pushed in.
It went past gladstone around 9 or 10 am, this pic is of a little town called Jambin, 120 km's to the west of the mountain ranges from us. Jambin was evacuated before the flood hit. I went past 24 hrs later on the way home at 7000 ft, cloud base 2000, hills are around 2500 ft. A few Helicopters were plucking people out of the flooded areas so best to stay the hell out of their way.
We lost a few Green Palm fronds from the trees out front, and that was about it ! At least I came home to a clean house yard :D
PS : all the brown in the pic is flood water.
Just heard from one of the R22 pilots, he lives near the flooded area, they received 9 inches of rain in 3 Hrs.