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    Cyclone Yasi

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    We have had floods across Qld and other states and now Cyclone Yasi..

    Please spare a thought for not only Csérs in the path but all those that will/might be affected.

    We can only hope it does an about face and heads back out to sea but we need to be prepaired for what ever the weather decides to do.

    Take care every one and stay safe.

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    Here is *a recent radar pic of Cyclone Yasi which is now a catagory 5 cyc.

    http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2011/02/02/147381_cyclone.html

    It is now expected to hit the coast at about midnight.

    If you have Google Earth go to:
    http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/83993/Cyclone_Yasi_headed_for_Qld.aspx

    The Willis Island weather station, that was designed to withstand a category 5 cyclone, has been destroyed by Yasi.

    Shots on TV show how vulnerable many of the houses are on that part of the coast, so many houses etc will be washed away by the expected storm surge of up to 7m. I just hope that everyone has been able to get to somewhere safe.

    Lost houses can be rebuilt but not lost lives.

    Barry

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    A keen weather guy has been tracking this cyclone since it formed and posting on youtube. Very informative and comprehensive look at it.

    His latest video was up only an hour ago and here is the link if anyone is interested.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0gPNVc70tk

    The cloud mass from this cyclone was stretching from Papua New Guinea to Brisbane on the satelite image. Towns 1000kms inland will get a catergory 3 cyclone. My brother lives in Townsville but they are gonna miss the worst of it. This is the mother of storms lets hope everyone stays safe.

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    Stunning infrared...
    http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html

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    This is the storm chasers live stream

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/test222223435432e#utm_campaigne=synclickback&sourc e=http://www.severeweatherchasers.com/index.html&medium=6484768

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    An interesting comparison of Cyclone Yasi, Tracy, Larry and Katrina

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/cyclone-season-2010-2011/comparison.htm

    Interesting that Tracy would fit in the eye of Yasi.

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    Quote Originally Posted by 042B213C450 link=1296606365/5#5 date=1296653003
    Interesting that Tracy would fit in the eye of Yasi.
    Scarey!

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    The Banana Index.

    Cyclone Yasi will have a big effect on the supply and price of bananas.

    I bought a heap of bananas today before the price leaps.

    90% of bananas eaten by us in the south come from North Queensland.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/03/3128654.htm

    It will be hard for the Coffs Harbour banana growers to hide their smiles and not to shed crocodile tears over the cyclone as normally at this time of the year there is a glut of bananas resulting in low prices for growers.

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    Quote Originally Posted by 557665656E48536279747679170 link=1296606365/7#7 date=1296691634
    The Banana Index.

    Cyclone Yasi will have a big effect on the supply and price of bananas.

    I bought a heap of bananas today before the price leaps.

    90% of bananas eaten by us in the south come from North Queensland.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/03/3128654.htm

    It will be hard for the Coffs Harbour banana growers to hide their smiles and not to shed crocodile tears over the cyclone as normally at this time of the year there is a glut of bananas resulting in low prices for growers.

    Barry
    I can only eat so many bananas in one sitting Barry ;)

    I am just happy that it appears that everyone appears to be ok.

    With the damage to farms and infrastructure to QLD, I think there will a whole heap of shortage and price increases- across the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3B647C6A616A666F6F6C6C646867090 link=1296606365/8#8 date=1296693861
    I am just happy that it appears that everyone appears to be ok.
    I agree.

    It is more important than the price of bananas to us that there have been no reported deaths or bad injuries from this cyclone as comparred to previous cyclones in Australia.

    It shows that our forecasting and planning has improved.

    The dammage to buildings would have been much worse if it had landed on the shore with the high tide.

    Barry

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    Quote Originally Posted by 623D253338333F363635353D313E500 link=1296606365/8#8 date=1296693861
    I am just happy that it appears that everyone appears to be ok.

    With the damage to farms and infrastructure to QLD, I think there will a whole heap of shortage and price increases- across the board.
    +1

    Having just been through the floods myself (and very lucky to not get very wet) and now watched Yasi head towards family and friends.

    What i have found most encouraging is the way the state / local government (and federal) and all local assistance agencies handled the the events. There really has been a massive effort coordinated on a scale we dont often see here in Australia and seems to have resulted in fast assitance for the most part.

    We truly live in the lucky country.

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    I sat up watching until 1am NSW time. I know people that live near Cardwell, we got word that they are ok, just waiting to find out about all their horses. Although it didnt look as bad as predicted there are still a lot of places to be checked, can only hope no loss of life comes with it.

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    Quote Originally Posted by 755A504D340 link=1296606365/5#5 date=1296653003
    An interesting comparison of Cyclone Yasi, Tracy, Larry and Katrina

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/cyclone-season-2010-2011/comparison.htm
    Something to keep in mind is that Katrina was only a Cat 3 storm by the time it made landfall by New Orleans. Imagine the damage had it still been a cat 5! :o :o :o


    Java "Hoping everyone made it through OK!" phile

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    Boat pile up after Yasi.

    http://forums.ski.com.au/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1222370

    A Canadian Yacht owner is still missing with his yacht. It is understood that he was trying to move to safety when caught up in the perfect storm. No trace yet of him or his yacht.

    There is one confirmed death so far from the cyclone and two missing persons including the Canadian yacht owner.

    The dead man was gassed by fumes from a generator while sheltering from the storm.

    Barry

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    It appears that Cyclone Yasi was worse than originally thought. See this report from CNN:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7B6E646E660F0 link=1296606365/14#14 date=1296795594
    It appears that Cyclone Yasi was worse than originally thought. See this report from CNN:
    No wonder Queensland has moved... isnt America at war with Innisfail? :D

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    Queensland was washed down river and across the straight in the floods.

    Tasmania is now located in Antarctica.

    Its all hush-hush.

    Neither States have been informed of their relocation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 69484343445E2D0 link=1296606365/16#16 date=1296801332
    Queensland was washed down river and across the straight in the floods.

    Tasmania is now located in Antarctica.

    Its all hush-hush. *

    Neither States have been informed of their relocation.

    As long as our Aircons keep running up here we possibly wouldnt notice until the Maroons run out on to the paddock and freeze to death. ;D

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    We are lucky they actually showed a map of Australia. I now have my power and Phone back on. 8-) First real coffee in 4 days.

    I live in Cairns and I was working 12 hour shifts during the cyclone but never got to see the crossing until the morning after. I got home after 36 hours and started the generator but was not able to run my machine as I was not sure what would happen if the Geny spiked.

    At least I, my family and property were safe so I cant complain - except for not having good coffee for a couple of days >:( damb cyclone)

    It was a much larger storm than Larry and was also more powerful. The towns of Tully, Mission Beach, Ingham and Cardwell as everyone knows were hit pretty hard. What is missed on the news are the towns such as Ravenshoe etc to the west which were also damaged. I hope they recover quickly, so Barryd can get more bananas at a reasonable price ;D.

    The Governments both State and Federal acted very quickly to get help to the towns affected. The Australian Defense Forces were again rapidly deployed and assisting whoever needed help - Well done to the Military [smiley=thumbsup.gif].

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    Re: Cyclone Yasi

    I too live in Cairns and yes we were certainly blessed, no good coffee for a few days and no electricity is a very small price to pay for those south and west of us and also places like Mt Isa and Alice Springs being dumped with heavy rain. I suffered no damage with very little vegetation about the property but driving around tells a different story. We were well informed and in a great position to prepare property. Having said that, does not say that each and everyone of us has been affected in some way.



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