Yasi is coming
February 1, 2011 6:31 PM Subscribe
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Australia is copping another pounding from natural disasters.
After the floods across Brisbane (previously
) in South-east Queensland, North Queensland
is in the firing line for a Category 5
cyclone called Yasi
The official warning: THIS IMPACT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE LIFE THREATENING THAN ANY EXPERIENCED DURING RECENT GENERATIONS.
It's the same area that was pummeled in 2006 by Cyclone Larry (prev 1
, prev 2
Political debate has lately been about whether a piddling levy
on above average income earners is a valid response
to the costs of rebuilding after the floods, while some are calling for the establishment
of an emergency fund to cover disasters in the future.