It has been a few years since my last Tropical Cyclone update on Semaphore Junction. From Christmas 2010 to the beginning of 2011 has been an interesting time for Australia in regards to natural disasters. In the space of a month we've been able to break records of heat and floods and now we're waiting with bated breath of the largest cyclone to hit Queensland, that will signify distorted weather patterns throughout this nation as this monster bears down on the Queensland coast makes landfall. Currently a Category 4 Severe Tropical Cyclone, capable of wind gusts of 250km/h with a eye 100 kilometres wide and the storm approximately 500 kilometres wide. There is a possibility that this storm could indeed reach Category 5 strength before making landfall tonight (Wednesday 2 Feb) with wind gusts of up to 300 km/h. With 3/4 of Queensland already affected by the devastating floods, there is a strong likelihood that after TC Yasi, all of Queensland will have been affected by flooding during a short space of time.Never has there ever been a storm especially of this size and magnitude to affect Australian shores, and right now the city of Cairns is currently being evacuated along with surrounding towns. Those who do wish to stay behind (along with storm chasers), I do wish a lot of luck and all my prayers and wishes go to everyone. This is a significant time of our lives as we try being to properly to comprehend how climate on his planet operates. One should not use climate change as an excuse for something that could be more natural than something that is man made. This planet has always changed to suit its needs in its place amongst the universe, she'll know how to fix herself, even if it means that the human race must learn from it to gain continued life from it in future.
Once again, I really wish all my prayers and wishes to those who will be affected by TC Yasi.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi - Category 4
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