About the only sensible thing I’ve heard about Cyclone Ita came from a local: that’s Far North Queensland, mate.
And what has happened to our fighting spirit: hope for the best, plan for the worst?
Now the motto seems to be: plan for the worst and be disappointed when it doesn’t happen.
This is certainly theme of the Greens, the press and assorted other types (Campbell Newman,even?). And tell me someone: what was Melissa Doyle doing in FNQ?
And what’s was the Mayor of Cooktown smoking when he said:
“Cooktown tomorrow, as we know it today, will not be the same tomorrow,’’
And a bit more hyperbole from an academic who went to Queensland to observe Ita:
The powerful storm will rip off roof tops, destroy homes and level forests, James Cook University Geoscience Professor Jonathan Nott, told AAP.
“If this tracking doesn’t change in the next six hours then I think it will be an absolute calamity.”
No cigar for either these apocalypsophiles.
It turns out that Cooktown will be back to normal in about 12 weeks.