Huge Cyclone Heading for Queensland

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  1. barbk

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  2. Badams

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    I saw this on the news. I feel terrible for the people of Queensland. They have been through too much already, this will be absolutely devastating.:(
  3. Civic

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    Is a cyclone the same as a hurricane in Australia? In the U.S. the word "cyclone" is a synonym for "tornado".
  4. HisWeirness

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    NOAA has a FAQ for that. I love FAQs. :D
    Anyway, my thoughts are with the Australians who have been dealing with a seriously nasty Mother Nature lately. :(
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    Yechhh they can't catch a break! :(
  6. Aussie Willy

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    Mother Nature is just f*cked here lately. Particularly in Queensland.
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    Record 6.6m wave recorded off Townsville

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    ((((((Queensland))))))
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    That is a mean nasty looking storm. Take care down under.
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    Batten down the hatches, kids. We'll be prayin' for you.
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  12. BittyBug

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    Mother nature is definitely showing her might lately. I can't recall in my lifetime ever having so much extreme and devastating weather like we've had this past year throughout the world - droughts, floods, heat waves, blizzards, etc. I hope this storm will end up being weaker than anticipated.
  13. NeilJLeonard

    NeilJLeonard Well-Known Member

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    What's the latest word on this storm?


    NJL
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  15. skatesindreams

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    My prayers are with all affected.
  16. barbk

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    Great news on the safety of people, and great job Queenslanders on getting to safe places to ride out the storm.

    But recovering from this is going to be long and painful, and I imagine even worse since so much of the rest of the state is still recovering from flood damage. I hope that the clean water supplies will be adequate, and that they're able to restore power. I can't imagine the stresses being placed on the aid organizations.

    Aussie Willy -- is there a group like the Salvation Army that provides immediate services for disaster victims in the area? I'd like to donate, but I'm not sure what makes sense in Australia. (When my folks were hit with two bad hurricanes in a row it was the Salvation Army that brought around drinking water, ice, a hot meal every day, tarps, and other things that made it possible to clean up while the power and water systems were out for weeks. The Red Cross was in a lot of the tv images, but it was the Salvation Army that stuck it out through the weeks and weeks of disaster recovery.)
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    The Salvation Army do operate in Australia, and there is also a direct government appeal specifically for disaster relief.

    I'm sure you could find more if you google.

    It's wonderful of you to donate. Thank you! :)
  18. Aussie Willy

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    The impact of this cyclone has been felt right across Australia. Tonight in Melbourne we had torrential downpours with lots of flooding across the city. Due to the cyclone weather system. We are kind of lucky here though in that it does drain away pretty quickly.

    The big problem in Victoria is these large rainfalls are going to impact on areas that are still flooded. So we can expect more problems in the country parts of this state.
  19. barbk

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    Thank you -- I found that the Salvation Army website in the US has a lovely feature -- you can make the donation here, but specify that you'd like the funds to help with a specific disaster -- I just entered it as Queensland flooding/cyclone relief.