In Australia, the cyclone "Yasi" left without electricity for about 170 thousand homes
3.02.11.Tsiklon "Yasi" that hit last night in the north-east coast of Australia, left without electricity for about 170 thousand homes, RBC reports referring to the Associated Press. Wind speed was 280 km / h, causing breaks lines. Brunt of the disaster came in Townsville, Cairns and Tablelands. Information on injuries were reported.
Earlier it was reported that the cyclone has caused a strong reaction in world markets — sugar prices "skyrocketed" to record highs. So, on the London Futures Exchange prices for white sugar rose to 835.7 USD per 1 ton simultaneously prices rose for raw sugar on the London Intercontinental Exchange — up to 36 cents per pound. The fact is that the cyclone is a real threat of losing a significant part of the sugar cane crop. And Australia — the third largest world exporter of sugar after Brazil and Thailand.
Note that the "Yasi" — the strongest since 1918. hurricane, which reached the coast of the Green Continent.