Batten down the hatches and feel what a cyclone is like
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.