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Cyclone Yasi: North Queensland – MFAT Media Update - Feb 2

Cyclone Yasi: North Queensland – MFAT Media Update 3 pm - 2 February 2011

Tropical cyclone Yasi has now been upgraded to a category 5 cyclone and it is projected to make landfall in Queensland the evening of Wednesday 2 February.

The Australian Met Service is forecasting extremely dangerous sea level rises and destructive to very destructive winds as Yasi approaches the Queensland coast and passes in-land.

Advice for New Zealanders in North Queensland

New Zealanders in Queensland are advised to follow any instructions and advice issued by the Australian authorities.

Visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website for further information on cyclone preparations.

New Zealanders in the affected areas should also keep family informed of their safety and wellbeing and register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

New Zealanders intending to travel to Queensland should check their flight status with their airline or travel agent directly.

Further updates will be issued by MFAT as new information emerges


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