Monday, April 24, 2006

Another Big Blow Down Under

Australia is about to get whacked by yet another powerful cyclone in a repetition reminiscent of the 2005 U.S. Gulf Coast hurricane season.

Cyclone Monica, the most powerful to close in on the Antipodes in years, is bearing down on the northern coast of Arhhem Land in Australia's far north. The good news is that the area is sparsely populated. The bad news is that there are scattered Aboriginal communities, not all of which have cyclone shelters.

Monica's winds are peaking at around 200 miles per hour.

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