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Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi crossed the North Queensland coast at around midnight on 2-3 February 2011 and is moving inland losing force as it goes.
Yasi is the strongest cyclone ever to hit Australia, causing significant damage to large areas. Cyclone and flood warnings have been issued for areas still at risk from Yasi as it moves inland, and there is also a risk to coastal areas of further flooding and wild seas.
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Queensland Government cyclone warning
An emergency alert warning has been issued for Cairns and surrounding areas. Evacuations have been taking place throughout North Queensland, including from island resorts.
People in affected areas should register with the local authorities, and keep up-to-date with advice from local media and emergency services.