Posted on 04 February 2011.
Cyclone Yasi is still having steam in its storm system, and it was indeed moving with great speed even though it had entered 600 kms into Australia. As per the records, this was the most massive and destructive cyclone to have ever struck Queensland, especially since the European settlement on the continent.
The top speed of Yasi winds were clocked at 290km/h, and it has always been seen, cyclones or hurricanes have always turned into rain depressions when they make landfall, but in Yasi’s case it does not seem so. The storm system had to turned into a category 1 when it passed through some small towns of Queensland, and the people were quite panicked after they were rattled with cyclonic winds for almost eight hours.
Yasi was a category five cyclone with speeds touching 300km/h, and poured rain at Mt Isa, and this will be the first cyclone to ever arrive at Mt Isa for it 700 kms inland from the coast. But by the time Yasi reached Isa, it began to shower normal tropical rain over Queensland.
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Posted on 03 February 2011.
Cyclone Yasi is the largest storm in the south Pacific this year, and it is slowly moving towards Queensland, Australia. Queensland authorities have started to evacuate the areas near the coast and regions from where Yasi is forecast to pass. The storm has successfully made landfall and has dumped 500mm of rain in the region, with wind speeds recorded at 300kmph.
Mining in the region too has been disrupted and in addition to this crops have been destroyed completely as Yasi moved over the region. Trees and other structures have been destroyed, plus 180,000 homes are witnessing power cuts. As per the authorities, the cyclone destruction was severe but not massive or catastrophic.
Two people have been reported to be missing in the region, but there are still no reports of deaths or injuries. The country will see a rise in the price of sugar and bananas, as they are grown on a major basis in Queensland. The region has been consistently rattled with floods and now with the current cyclone Yasi.
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