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    Cyclone hits Australia

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    CAIRNS, Australia (AP) -- Metal roofs littered streets, wooden houses were reduced to splinters, banana plantations were stripped bare -- all victims of the most powerful cyclone to lash Australia's east coast in decades.
    I was just wondering how our Australian BAUTers were doing. Chime in when your power is back, so we know you are ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift
    CNN.com

    I was just wondering how our Australian BAUTers were doing. Chime in when your power is back, so we know you are ok.
    It appears that there are no deaths--just a lot of destruction. I know two people on the board are in Queensland, but they're in the Brisbane area. Fortunately Larry's 180 mph wind gusts didn't hit a densely populated area. Hope all are OK.

    Here's another news site with slide shows:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...3/s1596624.htm

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    Indeed, especially Mickal....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon Star
    Indeed, especially Mickal....
    Mickal is in Brisbane...if you look at the map of Australia you can see they are good deal south of Cairns. I'm sure he's OK. :-)

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapimage.../australia.gif

    http://theweather.news.com.au/

    http://media.maps.com/magellan/Images/AUSTRA-W1.gif

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    Thanks for clearning that up...

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    Itís a bit cloudy and a bit windy here in Brisbane but otherwise a fairly normal March day so Iím sure Mickal is fine. TC Wati might make things a bit interesting later in the week but at the moment all is well in Brisbane.

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    The university I'm taking my online astronomy classes from is based in Townsville (with a branch in Cairns). My professor is fine. Townsville was closed on Monday (Aussie time) but will be open Tuesday. Cairns doesn't have power and is still closed.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    It was a catergory 5, with winds up to 290 kilometers (180 miles an hour). I work for an ISP over here, and we've be flat out taking calls for Northern QLD (for those of them that have phone service)... :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchrodingersCat
    It was a catergory 5, with winds up to 290 kilometers (180 miles an hour). I work for an ISP over here, and we've be flat out taking calls for Northern QLD (for those of them that have phone service)... :|
    Good old CNN, they had it as 290 miles per hour for a little while.

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    Is my hope all BAUT posters and others in Australia alright.

    Give my best wishes...

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    Hope it didn't damage the Linear Accelerator!

    http://bautforum.com/showpost.php?p=658657&postcount=1



    Apparently the hurricane was moving too fast to be as devastating as it could have been had it been more of a lingerer.

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    Poor Cairns. I was there last June for a few days (it's the starting point to go to the Great Barrier Reef) and it was such a beautiful place filled with huge tropical trees, so I'm having a hard time imagining what it must be like.
    Ok, that's not quite true: I saw a picture of the huge tree uprooted in front of the city council building and it just didn't sink in. Even worse... glad to hear everyone's alive though.

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    Strange thing about this cyclone is that its barely made the news down south. Made pages 22-23 of the Hun today.

    Seems to be receiving more coverage on CNN than locally.

    Apparently there's another one on the way as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkmccrann
    Strange thing about this cyclone is that its barely made the news down south. Made pages 22-23 of the Hun today.

    Seems to be receiving more coverage on CNN than locally.

    Apparently there's another one on the way as well.
    You must be getting too much Commonwealth Games coverage there in Melbourne! It was front page news in the papers and the lead item on the TV news for a couple of days, here in Sydney.

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    Strange thing about this cyclone is that its barely made the news down south. Made pages 22-23 of the Hun today.
    The good old Herald Sun.
    The first 21 pages would have been about the AFL draft interspersed with girls in bikini's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photon
    The good old Herald Sun.
    The first 21 pages would have been about the AFL draft interspersed with girls in bikini's.
    ahhhh boys

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    I'm fine- just some interesting weather (which will hopefully fill up the damns for winter)

    I've moved house- and I'm having trouble setting up the internet...

    Nice to see monique back too

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    there was a great news in the television and in the newspapers in India, about the high speed winds hits the coastal areas. we know that man can bare the intensity of the winds in such a hazard, he will go in the home, or he will take the shelter at the safest place, but what about the innocent animals in that region, how they bare the dust/speed/falling trees or so on, ? are they just stand at a place or with a group? I don't the further details of the devastaion, my one long relative is living in Australia. sunil

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    Seems like Darwin gets a lot of these things. When was the last time that city was hit?

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