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Monster Storm Bears Down On Australia

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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Thoughts go out to anyone there in danger.

xx




posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by nastyj
prayers go out to australia, hope you guys make it through the storm.


Same here. Stay safe.

2011 has already been such a hard year.
I hope this passes with as little or no tragedy as possible given the circumstances.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by Havick007
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Don't listen to the media goto the source, the Bureau of Meteorology:



But that is what the media was saying. I am saying they said it is 'expected' to reach those high speeds. People assumed that meant they had already reached those speeds and started to rip on OzWeatherman when he provided his opinion based on the current data.



Just saw on the news, even CNN world was reporting it to be more powerful than Hurricane Katrina



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IT'S THE MEDIA !!11


And as it's almost 1AM there, watching the few remaining live feeds of people there and the stormchasers ustream which appears to be pitch black as he charges and then nothing but audio, I'm not sure where to get up to date info on the worst hit parts. The news is non stop self promotion from onsite reporters and good ol' Sunrise crew, but not telling much more than what we've already been told, and I don't see the extreme weather that was expected. Again, Based on live feeds and news reports at 1am EST, not expected reports from BOM or any of the people who experienced cyclones before...

edit on 2/2/2011 by badw0lf because: quoted incorrectly



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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It's 2am here in Sydney.....

latest on Cyclone Yasi in Queensland:

news.ninemsn.com.au...

news.ninemsn.com.au...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by Seagle
Just heard report that roof of evacuation shelter in Inisfail was torn off!

500 people were in there so hope they are ok

*They just retracted that report thank God. Now saying it was the building next door
edit on 2-2-2011 by Seagle because: news changed


ABC24 have stated this is incorrect



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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UPDATE:

The roof at the Innisfail is still intact

The original report was false.

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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Well OZ, I think everyone here should be glad to have you here to keep the updates but we know you can't satisfy everyone, lol hang in there.

To all that has to endure this disaster heading your way my heart and soul are with you, I hope all goes well please be safe.

Hugs all around for protection



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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must be quite bad there now.

I could not find any web cams for the region so maybe there is mass power outages there.

I hope everyone pulls through ok.

no real update on news.com.au either
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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Im on the central coast, NSW and it is eerily calm right now @ 3:25am..

It is very sad indeed to see Queensland getting hit with so much disaster lately. I hope everyone is safe up there.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Latest news on Cyclone Yasi right now.....

news.ninemsn.com.au...

news.ninemsn.com.au...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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People keep asking about, "How can there be global warming" when it's so COLD in the winter time?" Record low temperatures and snowfall and MONSTER STORMS across most of America. Yes. It's global warming, and the MONSTER STORM IN AUSTRALIA also proves it.

Yes, it's COUNTER-INTUITIVE that global warming leads to colder weather. Here's the deal:

GLOBAL WARMING = EXTREME WEATHER.

A warmer planet means MORE KINETIC ENERGY IN THE ATMOSPHERE. Cold, frigid winds that used to keep to themselves in the Arctic/Antarctic Circle areas STAYED THERE for the most part. More power in the atmosphere means that STRONGER WINDS PUSH THE FRIGID AIR SOUTH/NORTH into areas that normally don't experience them. It's all over the news, cold air from the arctic being pushed south into the US.

This is why last summer was one of the hottest ever recorded. EXTREME WEATHER.

The summers get hotter and the winters get colder. Global Warming.

Now, this is not to say that humanity or pollution is the cause. Most likely it is not. How to justify that last statement? Well, it seems all/most of the other planets in our solar system ARE GETTING WARMER/HOTTER as well. Yes. We obviously didn't cause global warming on those moons and planets. We probably didn't cause it here. Sure, we might have contributed less than a 10th of 1%, ---might have. More likely is that we are witnessing a part of a cycle that affects our entire system, perhaps caused by the system's alignment with the plane of our galaxy. Or some solar influence we haven't discovered yet.

In the end, our planet, like the others in our system, is warming. That warming leads to more powerful winds, storms and the extreme weather caused by them. So yes, GLOBAL WARMING can make winters colder. And, it also causes MORE MONSTER STORMS like Australia is experiencing. Want to be really scared? Google or check-out weather for the rest of the world. It seems that it's extreme everywhere (or at least in a lot of places), and mix that with lightning coming from volcanoes like never before, mysterious animal deaths, green goo falling from the skies in New York, an explosion of jelly fish populations globally, the seas becoming more acidic...

What's going on? And now Australia is targeted by this extreme weather. My best wishes to the Aussies.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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The really mad part is that while this cyclone is going on, there is also unseasonal heat in some places, so half the country is flooding, and the other half burning.

Problem is, the burning is definitely man caused....



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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What worries me even more.....

what is coming next???



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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WOA MoorfNZ! Your map-to-storm scale has totally blown my mind! Unbelievable getting that kind of perspective. Dear God in heaven - those poor, poor people. Thanks for sharing.

To all our Ausie brothers and sisters - Prayers and blessings being sent your way.

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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its not gonna slow down when it hits the coast and it just happens to be heading towards a city



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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New Updates:


Cyclone Yasi has now been down graded to catagory 4 although still causes havic.....

www.smh.com.au...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Not good...

Not been able to get a hold of my mate who lives out in Aus :s The floods hit parts of Victoria where he lives and now hearing this on the news got my attention.

Hoping people survive this force of nature and come out better in the long run.

I stayed out in Sydney and Melbourne for a while, got a soft spot for the beautiful land..



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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i seen it in the news i am hoping every one will be safe the united states is going to have another massive winter storm as is here in texas were having rolling blackouts



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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BOM reports now it's downgraded once more to cat3.

www.bom.gov.au...



Tropical Cyclone Yasi, CATEGORY 3, will continue to weaken as it moves in a west-southwesterly direction towards the Georgetown area during the morning.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by jonskie

Monster Storm Bears Down On Australia


news.sky.com

Australia has begun evacuating thousands of people from its northeastern coast ahead of a cyclone that could rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power.
(visit the link for the full news article)

ustralia's offshore immigration detention regime faces a major shake-up following a High Court decision in favour of two Tamil asylum seekers.

In a unanimous decision, the High Court declared the Sri Lankan men, detained at Christmas Island, were denied procedural fairness in applying for refugee status.

The ruling has major implications for the system of offshore detention, where asylum seekers housed outside Australia's migration zone are denied the same legal rights as applicants on the Australian mainland.

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This system came into effect in 2001 as part of the Howard government's Border Protection Act.

But Opposition Deputy Leader Julie Bishop said the High Court judgment called into question Labor's scrapping of temporary protection visas and the Pacific Solution, under which asylum seekers were transported to detention camps away from the mainland.

"It does represent a failure on the part of Labor to put in place appropriate border protection laws," Ms Bishop told ABC TV.

"The processing system is now in chaos as a result of this High Court ruling and detention centres are being opened up across Australia to cope with people coming."

Stephen Blanks, a lawyer with the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, said the decision would have have implications for processing at Christmas Island, an Australian territory.

"It may well have implications where Australian officials process asylum seekers offshore," he said.

Mr Blanks said the decision would affect asylum seekers whose refugee applications were rejected under the non-statutory refugee status assessment process and the independent review process on Christmas Island.



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