If you're in Australia right now, you've most likely seen or heard on the news that northern Queensland is being hit now by tropical cyclone Yasi. It's also predicted to be the largest tropical storm to hit the country. Below is a picture I found on www.couriermail.com.au which shows how big TC Yasi would be if it were hovering over America right now.
Sitting inside ready for bed, I'm thinking of family and friends up north in this terrible nightmare. Hope everyone stays safe.