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    That Time of the Season!

    Working in and out of Port Hedland for the last five years has certainly been an experience and have seen a few cyclones pass, land and fly over us. Cyclone season is well under way again and we find ourselves with a potentially severe system heading our way once again. And once again I've started this thread to share with the AP community life in a cyclone!

    BOM's tracking map can be found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60281.shtml

    Just as well it's the start of my swing and I'm not expected to fly home by the time it hits (unlike my workers!) Another plus is that we are finally seeing cloud in the sky!! So to kick it off, here's an image I took just after lunch of that track a few metres away from my office door! WE NEED THE RAIN TOO!!!


    That Time of the Season by Adam Brice, on Flickr

    I will keep everyone updated on the progress of the cyclone through further information and pictures I will post here!



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    Officially at 0900 this morning, Port Hedland went into Blue Alert, so let the games begin!

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    Blue alert for sure haha



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    Haha, yeah - I know right?!!! Gorgeous blue skies and lovely cloud and apparently there's a cyclone coming!

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    P.S. I hope you're not Tapatalking and driving your rig mate!

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    Just don't look to the NE haha

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    D'ya see sunrise this morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDbiv View Post
    D'ya see sunrise this morning?

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    Yes, it was a beauty - didn't snap it though I was still half asleep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDbiv View Post
    D'ya see sunrise this morning?

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    Yes, it was a beauty - didn't snap it though I was still half asleep!

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    Lol. I didn't get full beauty as I had to get to work. Think I got something usable though :-D

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    That's a very interesting soil colour over your way Adam, the carrots must like it..
    The rain will be good for the countryside I wish it would rain here..
    Take care be safe and I will keep an eye on this thread to see how you are going..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    That's a very interesting soil colour over your way Adam, the carrots must like it..
    The rain will be good for the countryside I wish it would rain here..
    Take care be safe and I will keep an eye on this thread to see how you are going..
    That's the Pilbara reds and oranges for you Mary Anne! Been through quite a few cyclones since I've been working away in the Pilbara over the last five years, always stay safe!

    A Crested pigeon chose to walk because of the wind and eating dust just like me! Waiting for this cyclone, I saw dozens of crested pigeons and finches trying to hold on to the back fence on camp - nearly all the birds have gone to their hidey holes now!

    Crested Pigeon by Adam Brice, on Flickr

    A dust storm as a prelude to the cyclonic weather! My poor little office!
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    My Office in the Dust Storm - Via iPhone by Adam Brice, on Flickr

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    My phone pic from the other side of town



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    Getting a tad windy over your way.. You have to feel sorry for the Birds well for all creatures Big and Small.
    Born in Townsville and back there to live in the early 90's I have been through many Cyclones myself.
    Just out of curiosity where is your safe hidey hole, is it in that office ? Thanks for the Update Lads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    Getting a tad windy over your way.. You have to feel sorry for the Birds well for all creatures Big and Small.
    Born in Townsville and back there to live in the early 90's I have been through many Cyclones myself.
    Just out of curiosity where is your safe hidey hole, is it in that office ? Thanks for the Update Lads
    Thank you Mary Anne, we made it through unscathed - my hidey hole was the main administration block which is the emergency shelter!

    He's a couple of images before and during the cyclone:

    TC Christine by Adam Brice, on Flickr


    TC Christine by Adam Brice, on Flickr


    TC Christine by Adam Brice, on Flickr

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