Cyclone Yasi
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Cyclone Yasi hits Australia's Queensland coast

Australians are bracing themselves for one of the worst cyclones to hit north-eastern Australia in decades.

Thousands of residents have fled their homes and are hunkered down in temporary evacuation centres across the region.

Queensland has already been hit by months of flooding and this storm is certain to compound that misery.

The BBC's Nick Bryant has this report.

  • 02 Feb 2011
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