Katrina and her family were in Adelaide on holiday when Cyclone Tracy almost wiped out Darwin. After the cyclone, her father went back to see if there was anything left and was able to rescue their terrified cat who was hiding in the rubble.
Katrina became a total hoarder, unable to part with any of her belongings and even rubbish. Losing her home and all their possessions was totally traumatic for her. She was the oldest of 3 children and felt very responsible. The younger children were not affected by the cyclone in the same way.
She has settled now and downsized without all the clutter.