Tuesday, 1 February 2011

crazy weather (cyclone yasi)


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...

6 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Hope it's not too bad - I loved the part of our honeymoon spent in Cairns and Port Douglas in 2002. Amazing scenery. Stayed in Cairns, Mission Beach, Undara and Port Douglas. Fantastic 7-8 days.

  2. It's a real worry. I just hope everyone keeps safe.

  3. Hi Beth It's about time Mother Nature took a breather, I think. It's just too much. Oh, and loving your fancy new header ☺. J x

  4. It's really scary stuff isn't it. I can't believe we will go to bed tonight and wake to reports of catastrophic damage. It's just unbelievable.
    I hope you don't get too much rain in Brisbane, you have had more than enough.

  5. Fingers crossed
    for all of you in Oz!
    What a season it has
    Below zero temps in
    my part of the world,
    today, but the good
    news is we have plenty
    of sunshine!!
    xx Suzanne

  6. Hasn't this been an awful month for Queensland?! I agree with Jane, Mother Nature needs to take a break.

    Hope you have been well. Things are slowly getting back to normal here and thank God my kids are happily back at school.

    Take care and best wishes to you for a happy Thursday!