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    Not looking good with the Sydney Morning Herald saying that "Queensland town of Tully is a scene of mass devastation"

    I believe the cyclone hit at Mission Beach and I wonder if the excellent http://treehousehostel.com.au/ has survived as it is made of wood.

    When I was there in the 80's it was a backpackers, but it is part of the YHA now.

    Hang in there Aussies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Catastrophe View Post
    Not looking good with the Sydney Morning Herald saying that "Queensland town of Tully is a scene of mass devastation"

    I believe the cyclone hit at Mission Beach and I wonder if the excellent http://treehousehostel.com.au/ has survived as it is made of wood.

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    This is the second time I've posted this - forum seems to have been affected by Yasi too...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12342031

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
    ...Gulp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Catastrophe View Post
    I believe the cyclone hit at Mission Beach and I wonder if the excellent http://treehousehostel.com.au/ has survived as it is made of wood.
    I do hope they all survived ok - also another wonderful little hostel in the rain forest outside Mission Beach called The Sanctuary - http://www.sanctuaryretreat.com.au/

    I stayed there for a few days 11 years ago when on a mini walkabout up the east coast of Oz, and thought it just had to be the best hostel ever (or maybe joint best with The Treehouse).
    They have little huts for guests in the rain forest around the main building which might not be up to being attacked by 180 knots of wind.

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    Ironically, I seems more people were affected by the American snow storm than by Yasi.

    My brother tells me he has been stood down and they don't need state emergency volunteers from other states.

    Sky News has just said that Queensland really needs a break now.

    Anyway, these pictures are of Hinchinbrook Marina in Cardwell and are shamelessly lifted from http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/e...electedImage=1




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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Catastrophe View Post
    Ironically, I seems more people were affected by the American snow storm than by Yasi.

    My brother tells me he has been stood down and they don't need state emergency volunteers from other states.

    Sky News has just said that Queensland really needs a break now.

    Anyway, these pictures are of Hinchinbrook Marina in Cardwell and are shamelessly lifted from http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/e...electedImage=1



    A disturbing sight indeed Major, this and the banana crops wiped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndieMac View Post
    A disturbing sight indeed Major, this and the banana crops wiped out.
    Yes, the link I give shows pictures of the plantations flattened.

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    Often Queenslanders and north-western (Broome to Darwin) ozzies appear quite casual about tropical revolving storms, I guess because of their frequency during the wet season, but the prelude to this event on the whole nation was quite something else.
    Thankfully the main centres and human life were spared .

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