For those who haven’t seen the news today, Australia has been hit by another natural disaster in the form of Cyclone Yasi. Early reports had the storm tracking as a class 5, but it has now been downgraded to a “very destructive” class 3. For comparison, this storm is larger and more powerful than Hurricane Katrina.
There are a number of members of our community living in the affected areas and we’re all worried about them. If you’re one of the affected, please let us know you’re ok. For those not affected directly, the Australian Red Cross is working to provide assistance to the communities, as well as providing the National Registration and Inquiry System, which allows people who have gotten to safety to check in and let others know they’re safe.