Cyclone Yasi Heads For Queensland in Australia
The storm is currently category 3 at time of reporting [Tuesday in Australia] and has winds of up to 135 miles per hour. The storm is expected to hit the cost on Wednesday [local time] and could be a category 4 by that time, with winds exceeding 155 miles per hour.
The consequences of this storm could be up to three feet of rain pouring down on communities that are already heavily saturated from months of flooding. Cyclone Anthony already hit Queensland coast early Monday morning [local time], but quickly weakened and did not cause any major damage within occupied communities.
Brisbane, which has suffered the most from recent flooding in Australia is likely to avoid this cyclone. although we all know of course how quickly and easily a storms path can change.
Some parts of Queensland that are popular with tourists have already seen evacuations taking place. there have also been some nursing home evacuations taking place along the coastline, with officials advising people living in low lying areas to leave their homes until the storm passes.
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