And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cyclones Smashing Australia

It seems that lately a number of disasters have hit Australia, floods have ravaged eastern Australia, especially Queensland. A cyclone hit Queensland a few days ago, now one of the biggest cyclone ever seen, Cyclone Yasi is heading towards the poor people of Queensland again.

Some images from Queensland of the last big cyclone, Cyclone Larry, of the same strength as this one coming.








Those are chairs stuck in a school wall.



The wall in the eye of Cyclone Larry.




We in Perth just had our cyclone, Cyclone Bianca a few days ago, but we were lucky and most of the storm went to the south coast.



Northern suburbs of Perth did get a few storms.




Towns inland of Perth, such as York, had some massive wild storms.





 

Good luck to the people of Queensland and stay safe.

1 comment:

Stu said...

Nasty scenes.

Japan gets its fair share of powerful typhoons but they usually fizzle out by the time they reach Hokkaido. Not so 6 years ago though, one travelled unusually far north and knocked out all the power in town for half a day and blew down countless trees, there were several deaths too.