A couple of the photos I took at a slower speed to capture the rain. This was taken just a day before the cyclone passed through our area. The birds seemed too frighten to go sit in the trees.
We were lucky we only received the rain and some of the wind. The earthquake we had a few days before the cyclone was more frightening. I lay in bed waiting for the tiles to slip from the roof to crash to the ground. Luckily. They stayed in place.