Looks like my suburb is one of the ones they are going to ask people to evacuate because of storm surge, so I am at my sisters with my cats. Figured I wouldn't wait for the door knock.
Was rather bemused to see journalists have actually flown into the danger zone to report today. Are they mad?
Sister was explaining how the cyclone compares against the US hurricane grading and I think we would be a high category 4 on the US scale (and if the wind was going in the other direction of course). Yasi is about 45 kph behind Katrina.
Townsville Urban inundation map