By mass evacuation started authorities Australian state of Queensland from approaching a powerful tropical cyclone "Yasi". Brunt of the disaster is expected between Cooktown and Townsville areas.
As announced today by the Prime Minister of the State Blig Anna, a cyclone is already assigned to a third category of risk. The speed of wind gusts up to 250 km per hour. "Yasi" may cause flooding, especially in low-lying coastal areas, — underlined Blig. — The situation is complicated by the fact that Queensland had not yet recovered from the last stroke of the water element. "The Prime Minister added that he fully evacuated residents and tourists to the resort island of Whitsunday. Decision to close ports in Cairns and Mackay.