Much preparation goes into getting the holiday homes we have in Exmouth in readiness for a pending cyclone, this one being Iggy. Who calls a cyclone Iggy by the way?!
Once we know that evacuation is required, I do the ring around to our guests to inform them of the bad news that it would be wise to leave town. Not always that easy as our recent evacuees have discovered. Fires have cut of the North West Highway, so it has been a difficult decision. Stay or go? Our Karratha guests held out as long as possible, thinking that a cyclone in Exmouth on holiday would be a hell of alot better than a cyclone in Karratha whilst working. But even they in the end couldn’t take the risk of flooding.
Our caretakers then go around to all the houses, taking down shade sails, bringing in all the furniture, fastening the cyclone shutters and battening down the hatches.
We sincerely hope that Iggy is all POP and not too much BANG. Will keep you posted.