Cyclone Yasi

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Australia Braces Itself for a 'Monster'

Cyclone Debbie to hit Tuesday morning local time

(Newser) - It's no Little Debbie. Australia is bracing itself for Cyclone Debbie, which is set to make landfall along the coast in Queensland—that's the country's northeastern most state—after 7am local time Tuesday, reports the BBC . That area is 14 hours ahead of EDT, so US storm... More »

Aussies Warned to Flee Killer Birds

Starving 6-foot cassowaries can disembowel a human

(Newser) - Australians are being warned to stay out of the way of starving giant birds capable of disembowling human beings. The cassowaries, already struggling to survive in a country where their habitat is being destroyed, are even more desperate for food in the wake of the destructive Cyclone Yasi. They're now... More »

Baby Arrives Safely in Shelter Amid 170-MPH Winds

British midwife happened to be visiting Australia

(Newser) - The massive Cyclone Yasi left a path of destruction in Australia and may have destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of banana and sugar cane crops, but officials are relieved that only one death has been reported so far, reports AP . In fact, that news is being tempered with... More »

Monster Cyclone Slams Into Australia

Yasi expected to wreak havoc in Queensland

(Newser) - As the US weathers its latest snowpocalypse, Australia battened down the hatches for what Queensland's premier is calling "the most catastrophic storm to ever hit our coast." "The time for movement and evacuation has now passed," Premier Anna Bligh said as Cyclone Yasi roared into her... More »

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