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I feel sorry for Queensland

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I feel sorry for Queensland

Queensland bracing for monster tropical cyclone Yasi
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/01/31/tropical-cyclone-yasi/
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

that's adding insult to injury.
James
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

They were predicting that when I was out there (2-3 weeks ago).  They thought it was just going to brush the coast, but it looks like it might be a little bit worse Sad
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

They are really getting some stick in Australia, lets hope damage (if any) is minor.
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

My son missed the Flooding, Airlie Beach Witsundays, but looks like he is on the edge of this one
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

latest map from BOM.GOV.AU   (Buraeu of Metrology)
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http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml
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YASI IS A LARGE AND POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO NORTH QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES
The Cyclone is expected to slowly intensify overnight and continue moving in a west-southwesterly direction.
DAMAGING winds with gusts to 90 km/hr are expected to develop on the islands during Wednesday morning, then extend onto the coast during the day, and further inland across the northern tropical interior overnight.
Between Cooktown and Townsville these winds will become DESTRUCTIVE with gusts in excess of 125km/hr late Wednesday afternoon and VERY DESTRUCTIVE with gusts above 170 km/hr between Port Douglas and Cardwell during the evening as the cyclone approaches.
As the centre approaches the coast sea levels between Cairns and Townsville will rise significantly above the normal tide with damaging waves, strong currents and flooding of low lying areas near the shoreline.
Flooding rains will develop from Cooktown to Sarina during Wednesday afternoon and then extend inland overnight.
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

That really shows the extent of the problem.  You have to feel sorry for them.
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

my Son is near Prosperine, to the south

ssued at 5:03 am EST Wednesday 2 February 2011
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

this is the Google street view from the house he lived in four years ago, now he is inland and above the flood line by a large margin
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

Its a sobering thought just how violent this planet can be!! And how lucky we are!! For now.
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

its landed
5:07 pm EST
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

According to the lunch time news the wind was expected to be up to 180 miles per hour !
Just hope no lives are lost.
James
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Re: I feel sorry for Queensland

I think it will be a miracle if there aren't.