Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tropische cycloon treft Queensland ( BBC)

Cyclone Tasha hits Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Tasha brings heavy rain to parts of Queensland.

A short-lived tropical cyclone has brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the northern Australian state of Queensland.

Cyclone Tasha formed over water just off the coast, then moved onshore south of Cairns, with wind speeds of 100 kilometres an hour (62.14 miles) on Saturday.

Flooding is a concern with rain totals recorded as high as 279mm (11 inches).

The cyclone caused some damage, with one home losing a roof and 7000 properties losing power.

Although Tasha has since weakened, further heavy rain is expected in Queensland over the next few days.