Cyclone Yasi was the largest cyclone to hit the Australian island since people settled there.  The cyclone was rated a category 5 cyclone and made land fall around midnight near North Queensland Australia.  Winds were estimated at 186 mph and waves were 9 meters high

The width of the cyclone was 300 miles wide and have affected over 400,000 people.  150,000 folks are without electricity.  The devastation is widespread and currently being assessed by the Australian government. ~ CS

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