Australia Hurricane 2011?

Australians are being told to brace for the most catastrophic storm ever to hit their shores.

The 2011 hurricane is the biggest for at least a century, with 400,000 people in its path.

Authorities are advising people not to leave their homes until advised otherwise and to sit tight as emergency services are currently powerless to act.

How much damage is the Australian hurricane going to do? What regions are the most affected?

asked by Morgan in Weather | 2416 views | 02-02-2011 at 05:46 PM

It's not a hurricane, it's actually a cyclone named Yasi.
Throughout the day, residents of Queensland were in a panic as the premier told people to stay at home and brace for the biggest storm since World War I.

Tropical Cyclone Yasi was upgraded to category five this morning and authorities warned it was likely to be more life-threatening than any storm seen in Australia in living memory.

More than 89,000 homes have lost power, airports are closed and military forces were used to airlift 200 hospital patients to Brisbane, about 1,500 kilometers to the south.

The Bureau of Meteorology said that the storm's large and destructive core has started crossing the coast near the small town of Mission Beach in northern Queensland state.

answered by Lauren | 02-02-2011 at 05:47 PM

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