I'm not usually one for watching the news. Too depressing. Too time consuming. But I have friends in Townsville, and I've holidayed off the coast of Cairns as well as in Townsville, so Cyclone Yasi is of personal interest to me.
My heart goes out to the communities affected. It must be hard to leave your home carrying only the valuables and emergency supplies. It must be harder still to hanker down in a shelter with masses of strangers, wondering what is going on outside, whether you're safe from both the gusting wind and the king waves, trying not to imagine what is happening to your house.
The last I heard, Townsville had lost electricity. Please, please, please, let everyone be safe and comfortable.