Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cyclone Yasi: One death Confirmed in Queensland, While 4000 Troops Deployed for Rehabilitation Mission

SYDNEY, Australia - Australia deployed 4,000 troops and sent shipment carrying tons of food to its cyclone-hit north-east coast yesterday.  The decision came as people in ruined towns confronted remains that included boats thrown into gardens by the powerful monstrous cyclone Yasi.

Death of one person was confirmed officially due to the cyclone hit the area on Thursday; two others are still missing despite of search operation. According to police sorces the person who died was a 23-year-old man who was suffocated from smoke from a diesel-powered generator, he was using in a closed room as he sheltered from the storm.

Thankfully the category 5 monster didn’t cause the loss that was earlier expected. Officials were suprised that the death toll was not higher. Cyclone Yasi thrashed the Queensland coast with up to 170mph winds and sent waves crashing ashore as tens of thousands of people clustered in evacuation centres.

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