February 2, 2011 by staff
Australia Cyclone, Hit by a strong cyclone in northern Australia reports on the AP side of the cyclone power and strength, (AP) – A cyclone hit northeastern Australia on Thursday morning, tearing off roofs, toppling trees and cutting power to thousands, the most powerful storm to hit the region in nearly a century. The eye of the storm roared ashore Yasi at the small resort town of Mission Beach in Queensland, inland from the coast known to tourists as the gateway to the Great Barrier heavy rains and howling winds gusting to 186 mph (300 kph). Yasi aggravated the suffering of Queensland, waterlogged by months of flooding that killed 35 people and flooded hundreds of communities. He hit an area north of the flood zone, but the Bureau of Meteorology said it would bring torrential rains that could cause flooding in new regions of the state.
Witnesses have reported being ripped off roofs, buildings and trees flattened by shaking under the power of the winds. Officials said the storm surge would flood some areas in the roof. “This is a cyclone of savagery and intensity, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said in a news conference on national television as the storm moved toward the coast.” People are faced with few hours is really unbearable in front of them. ”
More than 10,000 people have fled to 20 evacuation centers in a danger zone extends 190 miles (300 kilometers), in the midst of severe warnings over the last two days. Many other displaced family or friends in safer areas. However, the authorities were preparing for the devastation, and probably dead.
Before the storm was about 300 miles (500 kilometers) across, with the worst winds would whip the coast to a maximum of four hours, although the windy conditions and heavy rains could last a day.
“It’s like a big storm – it’s a monster killer storm,” Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said, adding that the cyclone is already measured in the state to such a force was in 1918. “This impact is likely to be more deadly than any experienced in recent generations. “
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