New Zealand was just hit with Cyclone Lusi. I'm probably just a quarter mile from New Zealand's east coast and the cyclone came ashore in Paihia - just about three miles from where I live. It was a wild and crazy night with wind howling at the windows and rain beating on my metal roof. But my house must be in a sheltered spot as I was surprised when I took a drive the following day and saw trees down and businesses flooded on Paihia's main street. I love living near the sea - the weather is always changing! It beats shoveling snow.