Bat­ten down the hatches and feel what a cy­clone is like

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Mu­seum of Trop­i­cal Queens­land’s new home-grown ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing on Satur­day, Come Hell or High Wa­ter: Cy­clones of North Queens­land, tells the story of how th­ese fierce weather phe­nom­ena have shaped the lives and life­styles of North Queens­lan­ders. Visi­tors can take a look at the cy­clones that have im­pacted North Queens­land over the past 100 years and ex­pe­ri­ence first­hand the de­struc­tive sounds of a cy­clone pass­ing by.

Come Hell or High Wa­ter will fo­cus on how the com­mu­nity has pre­pared for, lived through, cleaned up and counted the cost af­ter each suc­ces­sive dis­as­ter and fea­tures per­sonal sto­ries from cy­clone sur­vivors. Visi­tors will be able to see a build­ing con­structed to cur­rent cy­clone stan­dards and ex­am­ples of cy­clone hu­mour re­flect­ing the typ­i­cal laid back North Queens­land at­ti­tude. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Jan­uary 27, 2014 at the Mu­seum of Trop­i­cal Queens­land.

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