Debbie’s dust is settling on us all
LIKE many of our readers I can barely believe it’s been just over three weeks since Cyclone Debbie turned our worlds upside down.
As the dust is starting to settle there are a few different issues coming to light, including the emotional cost we now need to count.
I have been seeing an increasing number of posts on social media from people reaching out about the heartache they are only now realising they feel.
Just as grief has its various stages, so does Debbie’s aftermath it would appear.
Initially there was shock, then there was the adrenalin-fuelled action phase where we all pitched in to an emergency response.
Now we’re told the emergency is over and it’s all about recovery and relief.
But for many people it will be months before life returns to something it once resembled and for a few it never will.
The important message in all of this is that now, more than ever, we need to talk to one another, help one another and be mindful of the devastation Debbie has caused.
And in the coming days and weeks we will continue to bring you information about whatever services are available to a community still very much in need.