I’m currently interstate working I’m catching the news when I can.
The good news… no reported deaths or serious injuries.
The extent of the damage is hard to judge…obviously it is far to early to get a full picture.
Yasi has moved further inland, and has been downgraded to category four.
However, it remains a threat.
Scattered facts I’ve picked up:
- Sugar and banana industry is going to suffer badly; I heard one farmer on the radio say banana production will be out for nine months
- Overnight, bananas went from $16 a box to $60
- Mission Beach, a place I holidayed at last year seems to be have coped the full brunt of it. I loved the place, the people and the café owners I spent talking too
Any news about the Mission Beach would be appreciated.
I’ll throw it open to readers to post links/updated information… just cut and paste and post here.
Data dump guys – I’ll let it all through.
Mike @ WtD