Cyclone (Hurricane, Typhoon) Yasi is a very big storm and is capable of flattening most things in its path. For the folks on the part of the coast we are wishing them our very best and no lives lost please.
There is certainly going to be a very large amount of property and infrastructure damage with the real possibility of further flooding in the already hard hit areas inland and south. Maybe the rains will be confined to the northern watershed but that is really only wishful thinking. Fingers crossed fliers, one and all. Ed