Cyclone Yasi Hits Australia
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Cyclone Yasi roared its way across the coast of Queensland, Australia, Wednesday night, bringing strong winds and rain to an area still recovering from weeks of rain and flooding.
Australia's Government Bureau of Meteorology has downgraded the storm from a Category 5 to a Category 3, or severe tropical cyclone, and predicts Yasi will produce heavy rain and wind. But the bureau said the storm will weaken as it moves to the southwest.