cyclone over noone died it was a puzzy one
Noone died- that's how it should be!
The cyclone is still there
(now weaker and Category 3 not 5) moving slowly though the land, stright into mining town Mount Isa.
We don't know what the damage is or if anyone was killed. The area is without power and can't be accessed yet. They say there are no damage to the evacuation centers, thx god.
There are towns now called "ground zero" but we don't know the details about the damage yet.
I think its a natural instinct to remain at your home if at all possible...
Are you sure that your house withstand approx.300km/h wind? The best way is to go into evacuation center but with strong structures like shopping malls, which are build here to withstand this kind of disasters and which are partly underground.
Everytime there is cyclone we learn from it, now I am sure where to go, if anything like this happen in my area (Brisbane), unless we build our private bunker.
Just as a reference, this is like a 35mi wide F3 tornado
Cyclone may "work" a little bit like a tornado but it is not really a tornado.
We call it cyclone
here in Australia and the similar to this disastrous event is named huriccane
in the USA.
Cyclone Yasi is compared with your Huriccane Katrina in 2005 which completely destroyed some areas.