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Thoughts for Queeensland..............

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    Spare a thought for those in Queensland today as the massive hurricane Yasi hits Cairns and surrounds today.

    Category 5,the highest you can get.

     

    Many,many people are having to stay at their homes as they could not get out.

     

    Special thoughts for Rob and Kate.

     

    QLD has suffered enough already.

     

    See it coming in here...........

     

    Queensland weather radar loop and lightning tracker

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    Guest Guest75

    Just reading some stuff by a friend who lives outside of Cairns.

     

    Airport to be closed 8.20am, Mayor wants the city empty by 9.00am.

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    Guest The Dimmocks

    Got friends in Townsville, he said all airports from Mackey up are shut, they waiting till tomorrow to see whether they gonna leave or not.

    Keep safe everyone

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    Guest Nicky&Andy

    i know, weve been following it on tv, pretty scary stuff, have they ever had similar in south australia ?, here was me worring where our next dollor will come from, puts a real perspective on things, also, how we get on with life even though others are still getting over the floods.

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    I'm dreading the news for the next few days.

    It's gonna be really bad up there

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    It'll all blow over in 36 hours and they'll do the same as they have always done, pick up the pieces and carry on, its not the first, nor the last. Yes its looking like the biggest for the last 30 years, but me thinks everyone is making out its the worst, they are just covering their backsides so people can't say, we weren't told.

     

    stevo

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    Guest Nick11
    It'll all blow over in 36 hours and they'll do the same as they have always done, pick up the pieces and carry on, its not the first, nor the last. Yes its looking like the biggest for the last 30 years, but me thinks everyone is making out its the worst, they are just covering their backsides so people can't say, we weren't told.

     

    stevo

     

    Let's hope you're right.

    They have just said on the tv the cyclone has destroyed the early warning weather station on Willus island. It was built to withstand level 5 cyclones!!!! Pretty scarey thought.

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    Let's hope you're right.

    They have just said on the tv the cyclone has destroyed the early warning weather station on Willus island. It was built to withstand level 5 cyclones!!!! Pretty scarey thought.

     

     

    sailed past the weather station a couple of years ago, its in the middle of nowhere, around 9 metres above sea level, flat as a pancake. and about as big as one. the guys who are stationed there have a bunker to live through these things.

     

    stevo

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    Feels guilty about going to bed and all them people in Queensland is about to suffer a cyclone.:(

    If they havent already had enough suffering in the state :(

    My Thoughts go out to them .....

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    Guest moonraker1959

    Truly feel for the Q'land folk!Just heard on Radio 2 news that the cyclone has hit,people are being turned away from shelters,and the emergency services have stated that can no longer help people!Lets hope this is the last disaster,enough is enough I say!

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    Guest Guest5035
    It'll all blow over in 36 hours and they'll do the same as they have always done, pick up the pieces and carry on, its not the first, nor the last. Yes its looking like the biggest for the last 30 years, but me thinks everyone is making out its the worst, they are just covering their backsides so people can't say, we weren't told.

     

    stevo

     

    Thank god it was like a storm in a tea cup, watching the news this morning and they were scrounging around for damage, a few trees down, one or two houses damaged, a bit of debris here and there, where was the massive seas, where was the floods, as before covering their back sides.

     

    Stevo

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    Thank god it was like a storm in a tea cup, watching the news this morning and they were scrounging around for damage, a few trees down, one or two houses damaged, a bit of debris here and there, where was the massive seas, where was the floods, as before covering their back sides.

     

    Stevo

     

     

    I think they havent even begun to assess the damage at this stage though to be fair.Also isnt it better to over emphasise things and save lives rather than play it down and people die? I Know which id rather hear. so pleased up to now there have been no casualties :)

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    i quite agree, but they had to play it up to make people listen, or the people would have said, we were not told, now we'll sue. Ch 7 this morning found 1 house in two, fair enough, Koschie could only find a bit of a tree behind him and another found 2 flattened nana crops, and Mel had her hair slightly twirling in the breeze, yet she said strong winds, i blow stonger wind!!

    fair enough i think Dunk Island and a couple of other places had it rough, but its not the first and it won't be the last one. They will learn by it

     

    stevo

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    Guest Nick11

    Have to agree....tv presenters were trying to make the damage out to be worse than it was. One was getting particulary upset about leaves on a back garden!!!

    Do feel sorry for the banana farmers..can see bananas going back up to $20 a kilo again. My youngest eats them like they are going out of fashion!!!!

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    Obviously hasn't occurred to you guys that the roads are blocked so they hadn't been able to access the worst affected areas... One in three houses have lost their roof or been totally destroyed in Tully, and there are reports of significant damage in Cardwell, Innisvail etc. I'm very glad the hard-core damage wasn't as widespread as anticipated, but to dismiss it out of hand is just...

     

    oh and if this is the storm surge in Cairns, then I dread to think what it's like in the areas closer to the centre.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2011/02/03/3128764.htm

     

    Fingers crossed there aren't too many serious injuries or any deaths in the worst affected areas.

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    One in three houses have lost their roof or been totally destroyed .[/quote

     

    not quite, as before, its not the first and its not the last, quite minor damage compared to 5 years ago, those storm surge piccies again very minor, no damage caused by them.

     

    stevo

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    Am I the only one who thinks that for a Category 5, you were expecting total devastation? Luckily only a few houses were blown away and glad that no one was killed or injured.

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    I was thinking it was going to be something like the aftermath of Katrina - but I guess there's a bit more money in FNQ than in the poorer areas of New Orleans... had heard tales of heavy trucks picked up and moved in Katrina but looking at the pics on the news tonight, even plant pots were still standing!

     

    A lucky escape I think, for everyone (apart from the media who glory in bad news wherever they can make it!)

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    Agree with you Diane. Think there's alot of politcal games being played. Even the banana prices were put up before the cyclone hit here in SA!

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    I think alot more pics of the devastation is coming through now, as access gets easier...

     

    To be honest.........if it turned out to be not as bad as it was thought to be........then who cares if it was 'hyped' up or the media had a frenzy???? at the end of the day that could be what has saved countless of lives!!!!

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