Into that darkness: two hours before landfall

I’m watching the news with my wife, as she flicks from channel-to-channel…

…one expert compares Yasi’s potential impact to an atomic bomb

…another calls Yasi “unprecedented”.

I’m in Melbourne, thousands of kilometres away. Safe. Secure.

I have light, power, food, water… the internet.

Yasi…

Is here.

Innisfall is now bearing the brunt of its fury:

Cyclone Yasi is smashing the town of Innisfail but authorities have no way of knowing the extent of the damage caused so far.

Cassowary Coast Mayor Bill Shannon said the category 5 cyclone was hitting the town, which was virtually destroyed by Cyclone Larry in 2006, very hard.

“The cyclone is very much upon us, the wind is getting pretty fast and the rain is getting heavier by the minute,” he said.

“It’s just a matter of getting through the next few hours to the eye and then another few hours after that.”

Yasi will hit the coast 12 midnight, Queensland time.

Into that darkness go too many.

[See BoM here for updates]

5 thoughts on “Into that darkness: two hours before landfall

  1. All the latest videos of Yasi can be found on the following hub:
    http://cyclone.videohq.tv

    Scary!

    They have people on the ground right now, providing video feeds and feedback from most affected areas.

    I hope that’s useful.

  2. Joel says:

    Well, I’m fine – though no power, reception, and the water’s apparently going to go soon. The place I’m living in is fine too, other than wet carpets, guttering all over the carpark, and most of the plants have been uprooted.

    • Watching the Deniers says:

      Glad to hear it mate – trust me, we are thinking of you and fellow Aussies in FNQ.

      Any further updates, please feel free to post.

      Take care.

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