Massive cyclone hits Australia

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  1. bigal

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    You guys down there doing ok?

    Monday, March 20, 2006; Posted: 1:49 a.m. EST (06:49 GMT) :heeeelll:
    SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Tropical Cyclone Larry slammed into the northeastern coast of Australia Monday, causing widespread power outages and injuring around a dozen people.
     
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    It's nowhere near us, it's up north in Cairns and Townsville, it's a Category 5. One of my friends' mum is up in Cairns, she was supposed to come back today but couldn't, had to barricade herself there.
     
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    I figured you guys were down south. I visited Cairns and Townsville during our tour of the Great Barrier Reef (1998).
     
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    Ouch, so how bad was it/is it? Anything like Katrina was here? If so, I'll be prayin for everyone there, enough with the damned wind already, we get the message!
     
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    northeastern coast. We are on the East coast mainly in the middle.

    Although Northern Queensland get hit often with the edges, this is quite big. not as big as katrina because i dont think its going to flood badly. But people would have lost there houses, and i dont think theres a Death tol yet and i hope it stays that way. If its just damage to peoples property its fixable. It started at Caterogry 5 when it hit last time i hear it was Cat. 2.
     
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    Half the houses in Cairns are missing their roofs and most of whatever was inside. 150 schools shut down, they've started sending rescue crews in today. Prime Minister John Howard is goin up there tomorrow to have a look.
     
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    Lets hope he does more then stroll along the over grown path...
     
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    That sounds pretty bad. It may take a year to recover.
     
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    Or if you've got our president, it could take centuries.

    Maybe you could turn NE Australia into a CHOCOLATE state?

    (Google it, you'll find out what I mean)
     
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