BIG Cyclone due in North Queensland
Just in case anyone is not following the news - a very large cyclone is heading towards N Qld - a category 4 - winds upto 250kph, storm surge upto 4 metres, eye anything upto 160kms across, affected area expected to be at least 500kms across.
Its time to either bunker down in really secure accomodation or head South - below Bundaberg is likely to be out of the danger zone. Travel in the next few days will be very, very dangerous if you are in the hit zone.
Tourists are always advised to head out of cyclones as its hard for anyone to know if you are in trouble and you get missed by the emergency services.
Friends in the Soloman Islands are taking a hammering, cell phones have just failed.