Hurricane Shazza hit Beenleigh in the early hours of 17th November 2008.
Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering 'Faaackinell'.
The hurricane devastated the area causing approximately $30 worth of
damage. Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many
locals were woken well before their Centrelink cheques arrived.
The Beenleigh Times reported that hundreds of residents were confused and
bewildered and were still trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Beenleigh.
One resident - Tracy Maree Sharon Britney Madonna Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 3 said 'It was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two Billy-Bob and Billy-Joe slept through it all.'
Apparently, looting, muggings and car crime were unaffected and carried
on as normal. The Australian Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000
crates of Bacardi-Breezers to the area to help the stricken locals.
Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found
large quantities of personal belongings, including Health Care Cards,
Jewellery from Kmart, and Bone China from Big W.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing parcels for those
unfortunate enough to be caught up in this disaster. Clothing is most
sought after - items most needed include: flannelette shirts, tight blue
jeans or spandex, singlet's (blue & white) white sport socks, Ugg boots
and any other items usually sold in Priceline or The Reject Shop.
Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all the same.
Required foodstuffs urgently needed include: Microwave meals, Baked
beans, Ice cream, Chips, Fizzy drinks.
Donations of $15.00 will be taken to buy a packet of winny blue 25s and
a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected.