What’s trending on social media this week
WITHOUT a doubt, ex-tropical cyclone Debbie was the biggest trending topic on social media this week.
Shortly after she tore through Hamilton Island, the first major victim as she smashed the Queensland coast, I spoke with one holiday maker who described it as “bloody mayhem”.
"The roar was so loud, wind was phenomenal, all the windows rattled and shook violently!
“There are houses with roofs ripped off, glass panels smashed, guttering missing, trees uprooted, golf buggies shredded...” Mat Garner said.
In the days that followed, horrific photos revealed the extent of the damage caused by Debbie’s 200km/h plus winds.
But for others, some of the damage was yet to be revealed. The day after Debbie hit I spoke to a woman whose mother was anxiously waiting for the floodwaters to recede to see the extend of the damage done to her Seaforth property.
All she knew of the damage was this photo her neighbour sent her.
"She lost beach front and shade sails in Yasi but this is a once in a lifetime flood.
"I'm just glad she wasn't there,” daughter Tonie Rolfe said.
◗ Tonie Rolfe's mother's house (blue awning, second property) is inundated with water