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post #1 of 9 Old 01-31-2011, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Cyclone/Hurricane Yasi - I'm worried about my family

<p>After what Queensland has already been through they now have a massive cyclone heading thier way.</p>
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<p>Cyclone Yasi is going to be the biggest cyclone to ever hit the east coast, my family are in Townsville - the firing line for Yasi <img src="images/smilies/icon_cry.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Crying or Very sad" smilieid="31" class="inlineimg" /></p>
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<p>It has already been labelled a catagory 4/5, it's terrifying! The eye of the storm is 200 km in diameter &amp; there is a 4 metre tidal surge of water coming in with it.</p>
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<p>All flights out of Townsville are fully booked :( the only way out is if the government put on charter flights.</p>
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<p>it is expected to reach the inland border, there's nowhere to go</p>
<p>I'm so worried:(</p>
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<p>Here's a link - have a look for yourself as to how big this thing is</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html" target="_blank">MTSAT Infrared Colorized Image Loop - Satellite Services Division - Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution</a></p>

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-31-2011, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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wow Why did it turn out like that ^
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-31-2011, 06:27 AM
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I don't know lol
What catogegory is the cyclone?
we were ment to have one here cat 4 over water but broke down when it hit land, still did some damage but not as bad as predicated
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I'll quickly re type it

After what Queensland has already been through they now have a massive cyclone heading thier way.

Cyclone Yasi is going to be the biggest cyclone to ever hit the east coast, my family are in Townsville - the firing line for Yasi

It has already been labelled a catagory 4/5, it's terrifying! The eye of the storm is 200 km in diameter & there is a 4 metre tidal surge of water coming in with it.

All flights out of Townsville are fully booked :( the only way out is if the government put on charter flights.

It is expected to reach the inland border, there's nowhere to go
I'm so worried

here'sthe link again
MTSAT Infrared Colorized Image Loop - Satellite Services Division - Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution

Redtree it's meant to be a 4 or 5
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Wow =/. Not fun.

Hopefully you all will stay safe!

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please stay safe
saw this from today,from a weather site
SEVERE TC YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN PORT DOUGLAS AND TOWNSVILLE.

THIS IMPACT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE LIFE THREATENING THAN ANY EXPERIENCED DURING RECENT GENERATIONS.

The Cyclone has now reached CATEGORY 5 and will continue to move in a west-southwesterly direction during today.

Coastal residents within the warning, and particularly between Port Douglas and Townsville are specifically warned of an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS sea level rise (i.e. storm tide) as the cyclone approaches and crosses the coast. The sea is likely to steadily rise up to a level which will be VERY DANGEROUSLY above the normal tide, with EXTREMELY DAMAGING WAVES, strong currents and flooding of low-lying areas extending some way inland. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible, and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by authorities.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 90 km/hr are expected to develop on coastal islands
later this morning, then extend onto the coast during the day, and further
inland across the northern tropical interior overnight.

Between Cooktown and Ingham these winds will become DESTRUCTIVE with gusts in
excess of 125km/hr during the afternoon and VERY DESTRUCTIVE with gusts above
280 km/hr between Port Douglas and Cardwell during the evening as the cyclone
approaches. These VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds can also occur on the seaward side of hills to the north of the cyclone and are also forecast to reach the Atherton Tablelands.

Heres the radar link
http://www.bom.gov.a...loop.shtml#skip

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I'm pretty sure most airlines have shut down now.

Residents have maybe only another hour to evacuate before it becomes too dangerous to go outside. I don't know why people are staying...there is nothing they can do at this point.

It was upgraded to a category 5 this morning. I really hope no one here is from there, and I send my best wishes to those still there, and those whose family and friends are still there.

This is going to be horrific.
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Just to put this in context to our American friends on the forum. This cyclone size and intensity rivals that of Hurricane Katrina. If over Europe, it would entirely cover the continent. Just the eye of this thing is the size of the Australian state, Tasmania.

Emergency services are not longer permitted to leave the safety for bunkers. There are people calling in that did not listen to the warnings to evacuate, some of them are nearly under water with a now 6m and possibly higher tidal surge coming through in front of the cyclone. But nothing can be done for these people until possibly as late as after lunch time tomorrow.
For such devastating floods to hit QLD only weeks ago, and now one of the biggest cyclones ever recorded hitting the coast and expected to continue as far as 500km inland, taking out most of the power transmitters which supply all of north and far north QLD.... what the hell has Australia done to deserve so many natural disasters within such a short space of time!!!
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