February 3rd, 2011

SCIENCE!

Cyclone Yasi

Downgraded to cat2 and heading for Mount Isa. Early reports show some damage in Cairns, Townsville and Innisfail, but none as bad as they feared. No real news yet from Tully, where the eye passed, but first reports say it's bad. The town is isolated by floods and no one can get in.

That could also just be the news services bigging up the reported tragedy, of course, now that Cairns is still largely intact and reporters have missed their Darwin moment.