We made it through to the other side of Cyclone Yasi. My house came off nearly scot-free. A lot of others weren't so lucky. We were without electricity for a bit less than 48 hours (others have been much longer, and further north where they were worst hit could go weeks yet) but because of good preparations I didn't need to throw out much food. We cooked up whatever we could on the butane stove, and the little bit of meat we had in the freezer has defrosted now, so I'll cook it up today. Buying only what we need in t short term makes a lot of sense during cyclone season!
Because I'd moved everything lose away from windows, we're now putting it back. But as we are putting things away we are also culling. My husband (who isn't even on my minimalism journey, he just wants a tidy house) and my 4-year-old are sorting through toys and doing a great job.