My cyclone tracy story

by Joanna
(Perth)

I was 5 yrs old when cyclone tracy struck.I remember some parts clearly.

My mum and my older brother and sister and i went over to our auntys house in Millner, I remember hearing the strong winds and the noise of things crashing and breaking and things flying around outside,I will never forget that sound of the wind. The neighbours from next door came over, 2 older ladies, and there were paniking and scared, and they were criing with fear,because we can hear there pugnosed dogs they left behind, were howling and I can remember my brother carrying me over to next door my mum and sister were there too, I not sure what they did there but when we went back to my auntys house it was like we made a mad dash back there in the eye of the cyclone,things were fying all around us, my bro got me back safely but had to help my mum who stuck in the fence bordering the houses, My brother tells of when flying debrie just missed my mum and him.They were lucky, we all huddled in the bathroom all the while we hear the strong winds everyone was praying.
I think it was after midnight that i fell asleep and awoke to the devastion the next day.
It was a miricle that house was hardly touched,apart from a bit of the bedroom roof came off, we were very lucky, we went back to our own house in Jingili, and that was totally flattened.

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