Cyclone Yasi Seen from Space
Cyclone Yasi, the cyclone that recently struck Queensland, Australia was the perfect example of the awesome power of nature. For those in her path, she was terrifying and destructive. Yasi was a category 5 cyclone - with winds reaching 300km/hr - and caused flash flooding and coastal storm surges. Storm surges occur when local sea levels rise abnormally as a result of a cyclone.
Yasi destroyed 150 homes, rendered another 650 uninhabitable and damaged another 2275 homes. Other buildings, such as the Tully State High School, were also extensively damaged. Moored boats were also damaged, and the local agricultural industries such as sugar cane and bananas were also badly affected.
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