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Cyclones coming

Nooooooooooooo!!!! It is not Dave :2fun:

We will be thinking of you on Tues evening, and hope that it turns North and manages to escape you , Gibbo

Maddie


Thanks Maddie. Dave was right tho with the time differences. Wednesday night my time is wednesday morning your time.
Hope it just goes away:rolleyes:
 
yours is coming ours is here. freezing, snow and rain and wind. at least an inch of ice on everything, possible utilities out cause of ice and so darn much snow.....and i'm right in the middle of it.

marie44

lets find that hole to crawl in and pull in after us and dont come out till summer. :)
 
Today's the day

What looks like the largest cyclone that's ever hit Queensland will touch down today.

I just hope everyone comes through safe, cyclones can real killers
I notice Gibbo wasn't on yesterday, probably battening down the hatches or left town to dodge it, whatever, i just she's OK.

When Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin on Xmas eve the whole town was levelled and a lot of people lost their lives, it is thought that this one could be far worse.

It's either Floods, Droughts or cyclones that bedevil QLD.

Steve Oz
 
Cyclone just been updated to category 5 the strongest there is, winds at 280 klms.

This Cyclone in now far bigger and stronger than Tracey and Tracey was very destructive.

280 klms that is about 166 miles per hour. Bearing in mind the strongest winds we get like the one which ripped through Brighton was about 100miles per hour, it gives an idea just how strong these will be. Not only that, they are full of rain and lightening strikes. On the coast the sea will be lifted to a level which will cause flooding far inland.
My thoughts are certainly with you, and I hope upon hope that things turn out ok. As I write I expect the winds will be building and not far from land and should hit as we are waking tomorrow.

This link is logging the progress

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

dave
 
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I have been following the path of cyclone Yasi, category 5. Due to reach land at approximately 11pm tonight,it's very grim.
Mass evacuations of thousands.I feel for all our fellow countrymen in Queensland , as we down South can do nowt but wait, and pray for their safety.We'll be here to help when we are needed. Joan:)
 
Here are people in Cairns shopping centre.
When the power fails it will be beyond stifling for them.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/02/02/3128226.htm

After the cyclone crosses the coast, it will still Cat. 3, 12 hours later, 400 k's inland.:(
It will hit the coast between Innisfail & Cardwell but the radius will be much more. So unpredictable. The eye is 50K at it's centre, that's terrifying.
All the patients in hospitals have been flown out.
The rise of the sea level is yet another worry.
Here's the link to ABC news.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/02/02/3128226.htm

oznannie
 
Here are people in Cairns shopping centre.
When the power fails it will be beyond stifling for them.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/02/02/3128226.htm

After the cyclone crosses the coast, it will still Cat. 3, 12 hours later, 400 k's inland.:(
It will hit the coast between Innisfail & Cardwell but the radius will be much more. So unpredictable. The eye is 50K at it's centre, that's terrifying.
All the patients in hospitals have been flown out.
The rise of the sea level is yet another worry.
Here's the link to ABC news.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/02/02/3128226.htm

oznannie

I was at a hospital in bris/vegas today, they were wheeling in patients flown in from up north, absolutely bedlam, patients bewildered, baby born in shelter.
 
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