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Cyclone hits Australia

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Cyclone hits Australia

Post by Ash » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 1:54 pm

Holy cow!

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/fl ... 5998762870

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiap ... tml?hpt=C1

Hoping all of our buddies in Oz stay safe, warm and dry. I'll be thinking of you all.
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Post by Misfit » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 2:47 pm

Same here, OZ sure has faced some tough things in the last couple of years. Fires, floods and now this.
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Post by fljustice » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 5:03 pm

Hope all our Aussie friends are well and safe.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 8:40 pm

Continuing to keep all of Queensland in my prayers.

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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 8:49 pm

Stay safe!

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Post by Perdita » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 10:01 pm

I really feel for our Aussie friends now, it's just one thing after another. First the floods now this..

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Post by CindyInOz » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 12:38 am

Reports this morning are that no human lives were lost last night in Queensland, which is a miracle and such great news. I thought I'd post this link as it was a bit of nice news.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/c ... 5999200883

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Post by Susan » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 1:07 am

I saw the radar of this cyclone (which would be called a hurricane in the US) and it sure looked scary! Glad to hear that there was no loss of life.
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Post by Misfit » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 1:10 am

Thanks for the update Cindy. I did find some photos here.
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Post by Ash » Thu February 3rd, 2011, 2:45 am

Thats good news, Cindy. Please keep us updated.

BTW, why is it called a cyclone there, and a hurricane here? I assume the words have two different origins?

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