The eye of Cyclone Yasi passed far enough south from Cairns to not cause my sister’s home any major damage. It was a terrifying 24 hours for my sister, my nieces and my nephews but they’ve come through it in one piece and with a roof still over their heads. They won’t have power for quite some time but fortunately they are stocked up on supplies and feeling just so relieved to be in one piece.
Sadly the people of Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell and Mission Beach weren’t so lucky and many of their homes were torn apart. There have been no reports of death or major injury to the residents of Far North Queensland and I can’t tell you how relieved I am.
A car knocked on its side by a falling tree in Townsville. Photo: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
A house in Mourilyan which had been seperated into two sections was badly damaged as Cyclone Yasi passed over. Photo: Glenn Hunt.