I'm trying to keep my mind away from the cyclone that is threatening Queensland this evening.
The TV has some worrying reports about upgrading it from a Category 4 to a Category 5...
It's almost unbelievable that there is potentially another weather disaster on the horizon.
Queenslanders are tired, and there is only so much resilience left in the pot.
The AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY web site has been a well visited site by many recently and is keeping us updated. You can click here to view.
A-M also has a link on her blog that shows the size and ferocity of cyclone yasi - click here
Hospitals in North Queensland have started to evacuate patients and the government is issuing warnings and safety advice to residents in the likely path....it feels surreal.
Down in Brisbane we should avoid the actual impact of the cyclone, but it will impact in other ways....
Keep safe everyone...