People are taking this cyclone alert very seriously.
The hospital in Cairns is being evacuated, with patients sent down to Brisbane.
People in coastal areas are being told to get out, and to do it sooner, not later.
Flights out of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay are full, so there’s no hope of getting away by that method.
Up here in the Tablelands, memories of Cyclone Larry (2006) are strong in our memories, and we’re heeding the advice given by Government authorities.
Here are a few images from not so sunny, downtown Atherton, the day before the expected land fall of Cyclone Yasi.
Here is a link to the tracking map for this cyclone :
PS You’d be quite proud of me, my pantry has stuff to eat in it!