Tracy, which devastated Darwin wiping out 80% of all dwelling and took more than a few lives was a Category 3 Cyclone. This one is a 5.
While I tap away at this, behind me a work mate is on the phone to his brother in Cairns. He lives there with his 2 year old nephew. On the waterfront. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of 14 metres storm surge with 3-4 metre swells on top of it.
I hope they are all okay.