Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Signing off ...

... for maybe a week. This is what the Bureau of Meteorology has to say about this monster.

SEVERE TC YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN CAIRNS AND TOWNSVILLE.

THIS IMPACT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE LIFE THREATENING THAN ANY EXPERIENCED DURING RECENT GENERATIONS.

I'm off to stay with friends for the duration of the cyclone, so I will be sitting out this storm in excellent company. Because this system is likely to bring down transmission towers, there will probably be no electricity for at least five days. Maybe more than a week.

Good luck to everyone, especially those on the coast who are will be facing the storm surges.

If anyone is interested in following Yasi's progress, the Bureau of Meteorology has radar, frequent updates and forecast maps. The latter two are available under the Queensland heading.

Latest tracking map. (I'm a smidgeon to the west of Innisfail.)

16 comments:

mick said...

Keep safe!

M said...

Thinking of you Snail... I agree with 'mick'... Keep safe. May your home and the Natural Life who share it with you cope...
Good wishes from M (Qld Australia)

AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

Good luck.

Bernie said...

Wishing for the best! Down a tinnie or two for me as well!

Neil said...

Good luck stay safe and all the best.

Tyto Tony said...

Take comfort in friends, travel safely and here's hoping for a happy return.

mainly mongoose (Lynda) said...

Fingers crossed for you, your home and your wildlife.

Anonymous said...

Keep Calm and Carry On

love,
m.
xx

Boobook said...

Good idea to seek a safe haven. Hope you home comes through intact. Stay safe, and just think how much fun it will be documenting the after effects :)

Anonymous said...

We'll be waiting right here until you make it back.
:)
jj

Psi Wavefunction said...

Good luck and stay safe!

Anonymous said...

Signing off?!
GL.
and I'll be the mug because it is Q after all, home of the most inappropriate politicians' ravings in the whole universe:

Fellow Australians, if you are not reading any more of me now, it means I have been killed. Do not let my passing distract you for even a moment... we must go forward together as birdos (and soppy lovers of kewt macropodia). Our country is at stake.
At least the vendors of yummy baked goods will take a huge hit to their businesses.


And if you have any problems with insurance later, tell them I'll send dark brothers to go and rip their bloody arms off.

Lulu Stader said...

Keeping toes and fingers crossed for you. Hope to hear from you again soon, telling us all is well!

Flabmeister said...

Hope all is well. The eye seems to have gone more or less right over you!

forestwalk/laura k said...

i hope you're staying safe...hunkered down...good thoughts coming your way. looking forward to hearing from you soon...

Snail said...

Hi everyone. Thanks for your wishes. All is fine here, apart from no power, which is a minor inconvenience. Am sending this from Atherton, where there is power and a mobile phone signal. Unfortunately, it is now peeing down, so I may be stuck here for the day!