5 Pluses from Tropical Cyclone Debbie
IF there is one thing the Whitsundays could reach unanimous agreement on, it was the power of community spirit in the face of disaster.
Lions volunteer Emma Upston said she was one of many to see the community spirit up close.
“I volunteered for the Lions at the RSL as well as opened the donation centre and saw many, many facets of human interaction ... whether it was a hug, a laugh or a tear.”
THE expressive side of the Whitsundays opened up.
The community weren’t shy to pen their unique poems, including May Lyons who said she “touched over 100 people”.
MANY residents, including Lyle Reinbott now enjoy uninterrupted bayside views as a result of the clearing of trees following Cyclone Debbie.
The immediate aftermath also brought beautiful starry skies to the region.
THERE is no denying that the heroes of the community stepped up to the plate.
Local organisations including SES, emergency workers, Airlie Rotary, Volunteer Whitsundays and the Neighbourhood Centre delivered for the community.
However, they weren’t alone, with outside charities such as Team Rubicon, Aidtaskers, Orange Sky Laundry, GIVIT and many others who came to the region’s aid.
WHITSUNDAY neighbours united like never before to ensure no-one was left behind.
Natasha Casey was one to express gratitude for the help she received the day after the cyclone hit, with two big trees removed from her roof.