Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More Bad Weather, Like Really Bad

Couldn't help myself - image courtesy www.abc.net.au

Can you believe the size of this cyclone (Cyclone Yasi) which is just about to hit North Queensland tomorrow/Thursday?

Click HERE.

Diabolical.

It's almost the size of the whole of Queensland.

Saying prayers.
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5am 2nd Feb: "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" - Bureau of Meteorology


It has now been upgraded to a category 5, the highest level of storm categorization.


Courtesy Courier Mail

Follow on twitter at #tcyasi

43 comments:

  1. The radar is scary. Anytime they evacuate whole hospitals you have to worry...
    Clare x

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  2. I've been terrified just watching the news. It's good that they are evacuating everybody.

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  3. Holy Moly, that is a big one. I would be wearing shiny red shoes just in case. Please, please let it settle down overnight to a well behaved category two.

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  4. Isn't it awful that something that looks so pretty on a screen is so devastatingly awful in reality. I have family in Townsville and friends on Magnetic Island. All extremities are well and truly crossed.

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  5. That is frightening, category 4 or 5 I believe - catastrophic. It's so hard to imagine that Queensland could be hit by another natural disaster so soon. I hope you and every other Queenslander somehow manages to escape unscathed. Rachaelxx

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  6. Oh my word, that's a worrying radar. I am constantly having to re-assure my 8 year old about flood water and today it was cyclones. What next?
    x

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  7. Stay safe - just watching the news in NZ.

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  8. Very scary stuff - especially hearing that its over 500km in diametre - thats just crazy! And for them to be looking at upgrading to a Category 5?! I really hope that everyone is getting out in time and that the damage to property is minimised. :(

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  9. Oh A-M
    I'm so worried my sister and her family live there her e-mail to us is Reshit is coming My Dad who is living down in Adelaide where we are lived up there for 18 months back in the 70's a cyclone went through then not as big as this though. He tells me we've really got something to worry about
    Please Please let them be safe
    Kind Regards
    Karen

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  10. When you see the pictures it is like something out of a hollywood disaster movie. I so hope it is not as bad as predicted.

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  11. I know, it's enormity is terrifying and I hope people can get out of its path in time. I am scared of the news that we will wake up to on Thursday.

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  12. Yep certainly looks like a humdinger. Enough is enough already!
    I can't bear to imagine the calamity Yasi may wreak. Prayers being said, fingers & toes are crossed for the folk up north.

    Sending kids off to camp is hard work. My kids school specialized in Outdoor Education so camps and rigorous activities happened frequently. My two learnt to pack super light and fast!
    Hope B has a rip roaring time and K soldiers on.
    xxx

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  13. A-M, just can't believe it...the weather just wont let up. We have very good friends in Yeppoon...with a house right on the beach...keeping my fingers crossed. Robx

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  14. I truly hope "someone" is listening to your prayers A-M. We are expecting Cyclone Yasi to come crashing into us around 10 p.m. tomorrow evening. The winds are already picking up here now (24hours out!) We are expecting winds around 250kph - I can't even imagine what that will be like. I took one last look at my garden tonight - who knows what I will be left with Thursday -or whether we will even have a roof! I have lived in Far North Queensland my entire life and experienced many cyclones -including Cyclone Larry. This one has me really scared! Am "crossing fingers/toes/everything" tonight. Our only hope is that once it hits the Reef it just might take a right hand turn and move further north into the more remote areas around the Cape. Miracles can happen. Stay safe everyone. Sharyne

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  15. Its crazy whats happening up there. Keep Safe everyone.

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  16. Prayers heading your way - We need some too in Connecticut - right now we're in the beginning of yet another snow, rain, sleet storm and roofs are collasping.

    The world is angry.. or something.

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  17. That looks very frightening. Boy, you're really getting it all right now aren't you? Hoping and praying that it loses some of its power before it hits land.

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  18. I can't believe it...it doesn't seem right or fair...Thinking of you and your fellow Qlder's...xv

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  19. A-M
    praying with and for you all.
    Nancy W

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  20. Oh my, will it ever end? I am so sorry, prayers are being sent for sure! This weather has been all kinds of crazy!! Stay safe!!

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  21. Thinking of all of you in the path of this monster storm as well as those who have already been devastated by flooding...

    Sending hugs and good wishes your way today.

    Di

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  22. Oh no! I am sending many prayers. I hope everyone stays safe. Will be thinking about you guys.

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  23. I have had my fair share of cyclones also but I will have to admit this one has me in a bit of a tiz as well, the size is just incrediable but we have done all we can do in preparing for him, now we just wait, you would have to agree the waiting is the worst part. My biggest concern apart for my beautiful 100 year old home is the rain that will follow..Im worried for my fellow queenslanders..Stay safe xxD

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  24. Dear friend, you have brought tears to my eyes every day now.
    I pray from the bottom of my heart you all will be safe tomorrow.
    Please, keep writing.

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  25. Folks it's not going to hit us here in South East Qld but say your prayers for Sharyne - Golden Valley 50, Karen's family and xxD (commenters above).. they're right in the firing line. A-M xx

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  26. Oh yes and Louise from http://fromnorthqld.wordpress.com/ - she's up there too. Anyone else? Write in so we can think of you. A-M xx

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  27. It's raining here. I can't stop thinking about my boy, all wet, out in the bush, on camp. Mummy loves you. xx

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  28. As if Queenslanders haven't been through enough trauma in recent times to now have this cyclone heading their way
    One can only hope that it isn't as bad as predicted
    Hope all is well in 'Campland ' for your precious boy.

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  29. Queenslanders can't get a break.

    I remember the devastation Tracy wreaked vividly, I was 14 at the time. This is worse. I'm terrified for the people in its path. This thing could flatten a city.

    Praying that no lives are lost.

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  30. Oh A-M,

    It is going to be an anxious day indeed for those in northern Queensland. Praying that people are attentive to advice given, and heeded warnings.

    Your poor little man in the wet. Perhaps he is grateful of the cooling benefits it brings?!

    On a positive, it is Wednesday, and Ken will be seeing some plumber action! I popped in with a donation yesterday. It is so nice to see money going directly to where it is so needed, so appreciated and so deserved.

    You're a gem A-M. Thank you for all you bring to us through this blog.

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  31. Re Ken and James: heading out to see Ken this morning with plumber Adam and helper in tow for hot water system installation.

    Seeing James next Tuesday. He's hard to pin down now that he has moved to another site for his Big Issue sales. Ferry will not be open for a long while here in West End.

    So many have donated. My inbox is full. I promise to reply to you all to confirm your donation has been received so don't think you have been forgotten or your donation has not been gratefully received. Ken and James thank you all so much. I do too. A-M xx

    PS Paul, another plumber has offered his services as 'plumber on call' for when Ken needs to get his kitchen underway... will blog further on this. Thank you Paul.

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  32. I feel sick with worry about this. awful storm -what next? can you imagine the stress?

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  33. Receiving emails from my readers in the firing line of Yasi. They are worried and planning for when they lose their roofs, their homes. This is bad. Yes, sick with worry. A-M xx

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  34. I've lived in NQ all my life but this one has me worried. Because we live in a low lying beach area, we are evacuating and staying with friends in Ingham. The cyclone is bad enough, but I'm not prepared to take on a tidal surge. Thanks for all your prayers.

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  35. Oh my poor friends in Airlie Beach! I'm sending them thoughts and prayers right now. :(

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  36. Absolutely sickening. Enough already!

    Poor Qld'ers how much can you take :(

    Stay safe all.

    xxMB

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  37. hi AM, this is terrible news for QLD, of course. we can only truly hope that no one is hurt, and that the damage to property is repairable and insured! Hopefully QLD's have learnt they must be insured for this stuff, last thing they need is more struggling days... thinking of you all QLD's !! xxxxxxx Annie

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  38. Oh A M I feel sick & guilty sick that if it drops further South to me in Mackay & guilty praying it stays were its path is!! Its so so humid here & the wind has picked up so god help the north of me people have started arriving in Mackay cars over loaded with cases I hope they have all some were to stay??

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  39. They are so unpredictable, here in the States, these things have become very common and it is nothing more than the most powerful force of nature. But maybe I am wrong, after what I have seen happen in Australia this year, I believe that Humans are the most powerful force. Loads of prayers coming your way from Texas. Heidi

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  40. It is hard to understand why people stay in the area ...

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx