A story I will never forget

by Gigi Pickles
(Alice Springs)

I was only 7 when Cyclone Tracy stuck and I will never forget it. I'd already been in other cylones, so when we got the warning we didn't think anything of it, boy where we wrong.


It was christmas eve when it struck, and boy was it loud. The wind was scary and I remember thinking as soon as I heard the terrible winds that this was gonna be a bad one.

The wind ripped all around the house and I remember screaming "mama im scared" and my little sister ran up to me and curled in my lap. She was only 5 she shouldn've still been there.

The next thing I new everything was dark. I started screaming "mama mama where are you?" but all I heard was silence, dead silence.

Suddenly I heard a cry or a scream. It woke me into conscieosness. It was my little sister. She was badly hurt. Blood everywhere. I got up. The house was ruins. I felt a sharp pain rising up my leg.

I couldn't see anyone. I ran back for my sis. She was laying there. She wasn't breathing. I started screaming. And then everything went dark.

I woke up 3 days later in hospital in Adelaide. It was a crowded room full of people injured in the cyclone. My aunt was there. She and my uncle had found me and my sister.

My sister was dead and my mama's body was never found.

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Sad story
by: Anonymous

This is a great story. I am so sorry for your losses😭😘. Would it be ok if I use this some how in a project at school. If I could it would really help me.

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It was terrible
by: Kamalananda das

Thank You for Your story. Those hurricane hunters and disaster fans should read Your story how traumatic such hurricane can be
Im very sorry for Your lost

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omg
by: Anonymous

so sorry I can't imagine the pain

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so sorry
by: taylor john

OMG so sorry for you Gigi for you to lose your family is so sad. I used this story in a project about cyclone Tracy.

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Thanks
by: Anonymous

I am so glad you shared your amazing story. John Kerr

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XXOO
by: Lachlan

Feel so sry for you xxoo, hope you are fine now and rip to your sister and mum. They must've been great people to have met and your sister would've grown up to be a lovely ladie

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Im sorry :(
by: Anonymous

WOW! im so sorry for your sister and your mother. Im sure they were both fantastic people to know, RIP :(

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Amazing story!
by: Trin

Oh my gosh this is the most amazing story i am only young and it had me in tears i hope you are all right now and living a happy and healthy life.
R.I.P your mother and sister.

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THANK YOU AND SORRY
by: Anonymous

i am soo sorry to hear this and thank you, this has helped me in my project!
:(

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Thank you for your kindness
by: Gigi Pickles

Yes, it was really hard and I really miss my mum and sister. I still wonder what it would be like if im little sister was still alive today.

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Thanks
by: Anonymous

Hi Gigi i would just like to thank you because i was really inspired by your story and used it for my project on cyclone tracy so THANKS, oh and im so sorry for you and your sister.

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How sad
by: Anonymous

Oh my, I feel so sorry for you! being so young and losing your mother and sister.

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Sorry but thx
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry Gigi for your losses. I wouldn't be able to go through that pain. I also used this info for a Cyclone Tracy project at school

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