(Real Photos and Videos) Updates on Australian Yasi

(Real Photos and Videos) Updates on Australian Yasi

Cairns : Australia | Feb 02, 2011 at 3:39 PM PST
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News update: Still no dead, seriously injured

  • People in evacuation centres are being encouraged to remain there due to the dangerous weather conditions that prevail. A high tide at about 9.30am this morning combined with torrential rain causing dangerous conditions across coastal areas.
  • Telstra says 25 mobile phone towers have been affected with 10,000 landlines and 450 network sites currently down. More than 200 technicians are working to restore the networks.
  • Currently, 174 000 properties are without power. It could take days to return.
  • Flood warnings remain current for a number of rivers between Cairns and Mackay. Meanwhile a huge line of cars have lined up trying to get back into Tully, but the road into the devastated town is still cut off by a river that burst its banks.

Queensland Police: "Road Closures around Townsville. Fallen trees have closed a number of major roads .. The Bruce Highway south of Ingham, Ingham To Forrest Beach and the Halifax/Lucinda Road (no access to halifax). Further advise when more reports known." (sic)

Anna Bligh on ABC News 24 this morning: "Stay safe"

"Reports are not as bad as I expected to hear.

"We've still got a very significant event of this Category 3 Cyclone.

"It is still not safe out on many of those streets.

often serious injury and fatalities occur after the cyclone has passed.

"Smashed glass and all sorts of hazards out there.

"It'll be a while before we say we've dodged any bullets.

"Reports of safety of people encouraging."

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  • Townsville, Cairns residents to stay put

      The Age
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      The Daily Telegraph
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  • Evacuations Begin As Cyclone Edge Closer To Australian Coast ...

    Australia's Meteorological Bureau says Yasi is a category-four cyclone which poses “a serious threat to north Queensland communities”. The coastal area between Cooktown and Ingham has been identified as being most in danger from the storm's ... At a
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