Tens of thousands of people have already
fled their homes as Cyclone Yasi lashes Queensland's north-east coast.
Wednesday 2 February 2011
The cyclone is likely to cause destruction
on a huge scale.
"It's one of the largest storms
to ever hit the coast anywhere in the world," said Mike Penrose, Save
the Children Australia's Director of Emergency Response. "Its potential
to wreak devastation is simply enormous.
"The storm is 1,000km across, and
could generate a storm surge significantly larger than the one that destroyed