It’ all over the news I am quite overwhelmed by this new, announced spectacle of nature’s fury *.
I know, it does not mean anything. There is no one to blame. At least there are warnings and evacuations nowadays… But it’s just so damn scary and upsetting to watch, even if we are, again, in a safe zone. (Awesome is up in Rocky, but for the time being it seems to be just out of reach there. )
*)Tropical cyclone Yasi is currently approaching the coasts of Northern Queensland, now classed as a force 5, translating to winds up to almost 300 km/h. It’s a forecasted second natural disaster of gigantic proportions in the space of only a few weeks. Queensland, still battered by the impact of the January floods (covering a region as big as Texas) is, again, waiting to see how an unstoppable force of nature will bring destruction, more flooding and, most likely, death. Just like in 1974, a flood and a tropical cyclone, are hitting this part of Australia, only at the time, the land and the people had 11 months to recover between the two events. Let’s keep our hopes up that Yasi will end up having much less impact than the predictions, evacuations and warnings announce.. Queensland is brave but it does not need to prove it yet again!