Thankyou everyone who has dropped me an email about cyclone Larry. I appreciate your kind concern. I live well and truly south and inland so all is fine here. The cyclone hit coastal areas in northern Queensland literally hundreds of miles away from me. A map showing the area hit by the cyclone and where I live in Canberra is at the bottom of this US story.
Watching the news coverage it is devastating for the people in the cyclones path. It has been described as the most powerful cyclone to hit Australian shores in nearly a century. According to this report Innisfail had %80 of the building damaged. However the defence forces have been deployed to aid the residents and the clean up has started.