One year on from Cy­clone Deb­bie, what is the most pow­er­ful mem­ory you have of the Cat­e­gory 4 storm?

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

❝ Prob­a­bly just the change in the land­scape. We still notice the dif­fer­ence in the hills and at the is­lands.

— Jedd Larter, Can­non­vale

❝ Def­i­nitely how the com­mu­nity came to­gether; peo­ple set up their own vol­un­teer groups; it was amaz­ing.

— Kel­lie Chart, Can­non­vale

❝I came to visit and I saw the trees were all gone and the co­ral had been de­stroyed around the in­ner reefs.

— David Lip­tak, Blue Moun­tains

❝I think the big­gest thing it cre­ated was some men­tal is­sues (PTSD) around the place. It was a rugged bloody cy­clone.

— Kevin Macarthur, Can­non­vale


com­mu­nity spirit is what I re­mem­ber. How ev­ery­body pulled to­gether and helped ev­ery­one out.

— Ron Watts, Can­non­vale


that were 30 days with­out power and two weeks with­out wa­ter.

— Mar­cus Galbraith, Can­non­vale

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