Cyclone Yasi is bearing down on us. It is massive. It is really scary. It's already getting windy, and damaging winds will be affecting us within 3 hours from now.
If you pray, please pray for North Queensland: that people will remain safe, and that the storm will lose intensity before landfall. We are being told in official warnings that this will be the worst and most life threatening cyclone in living memory. We are used to cyclones here, but not of this magnitude. We are used to cyclones badly affecting one or two towns, but not 5 or 6. We know about them lasting a few hours, not an entire day and night. Even the authorities are scared. The worst of the storm should miss us, but we are on the south of the storm, and the southern side is always the worst.
We've been madly moving stuff inside, and into cupboards or into more sheltered spots in case a window blows. We don't want missiles inside the house. I wish I didn't have so much stuff to move - so much of it useless or unnecessary.