I used to live in a place called Cloncurry.
It's a very long way inland.
It is tonight in the cyclone watch area, despite the fact that it must be 8-10 hours drive west of Townsville. (I can't remember after nearly 25 years)
Julia Creek just down the road is in the cyclone warning area and it is expected that Yasi will still be a category 3 cyclone when it gets there.
It doesn't seem possible.
What's even more of a problem is that the old Building Code used to specify that you only needed to build your house to cyclone standard if you lived within 50km of the coast.
Julia Creek is a little further from the coast than that.
The chance that I'm not thinking of and praying for all those in the path of Yasi?