Anorak | Cyclone Yasi Hits Australia: Too Late To Run

Cyclone Yasi Hits Australia: Too Late To Run

by | 2nd, February 2011

A HUGE storm is heading towards Queensland. The revolving tropical storm Yasi has now been upgraded to a Category 5 cyclone and is going to hit North Queensland somewhere south of Cairns in the next few hours. Evacuation centres in Cairns are full, writes AGW.

(Above phone: Brisbane Times)

The Queensland authorities already reeling, struggling with the chaos caused by the multi-billion A$ damage of the Christmas New Year floods, had earlier only one piece of advice Run Away “.

The cyclone is expected to cause a sea surge, a mini Tsunami of up to 12 metres, which could swamp much of the low lying areas of Northern Queensland. Buildings will be destroyed and there will be loss of life when the gusting to 300 kilometre gales hit.(That’s around 180 mph which is best described as seriously scary).

It will be the largest storm recorded as hitting Australia and will make landfall around midday GMT, February 2, 2011.

The latest chiller is the authorities have now said it is too late to run anywhere and the population should get its collective head down.

This is an area where there is a potentially large population of salt water crocodiles and the bush swarms with a variety of poisonous

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