My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard's press conference in Canberra: The whole nation has watched and admired the people of Queensland… #
  • Gillard: The people of Queensland have show a special spirit of mateship… #
  • Gillard: Premier Anna Bligh and her emergency management team are facing this crisis with the same steely determination… #
  • Gillard: Crisis Coordination Committee is meeting & will continue to meet to handle federal government action… #
  • Gillard: Naval assets are sheltering north of the cyclone area to assist as soon as possible. #
  • Gillard on Australians in Egypt: QANTAS has announced free onward flights for evacuated passengers… #
  • Gillard: The future of Egypt is in the hands of the people of Egypt as it properly should be… #
  • Gillard on Tony Crook: has indicated he will support the government's flood levy legislation. #
  • NASA image of Cyclone Yasi: http://twitpic.com/3vnx6i #
  • Tony Crook (MHR O'Connor, Independent National) statement on support for flood levy legislation: http://auspol.info/gZaexz #
  • Gillard: There are 4000 soldiers in Townsville, a considerable complement to the rescue and recovery forces. #
  • RT @abcnews: Infographic: How does Yasi compare to other destructive storms such as Larry, Tracy and Katrina? http://bit.ly/hnlGjs #
  • It takes a monster cyclone to get the crocs off the front page of the NT News: http://twitpic.com/3voss0 #
  • The horrible scraping of roofing iron: audio memories of Cyclone Tracy. http://auspol.info/h7bME5 (NT News) #
  • Just to be helpful, Channel 7 has a cyclone countdown clock… http://twitpic.com/3vp1o5 #
  • Secretary of Defence Department, Dr Ian Watt: ".. I advise I have no intention to resign.." http://auspol.info/htNX8I #
  • Gough's younger sister, Freda, teaching Latin and Celtic mythology to a "pretty fit" bunch of youngsters: http://auspol.info/gs0Aat #
  • Nationals Member for Dawson, George Christensen, with a video report from Bowen, Qld: http://youtu.be/TXxgp79q5HM #
  • RT @downesy: Think I saw Lord Mayor Robert Doyle out and about in his official vehicle earlier this evening: http://twitpic.com/3vpybq #
  • Qld Premier Anna Bligh press conference: destructive core is 5 times wider than Cyclone Larry… #
  • Bligh: Significant power outages already… early signs of destruction… #
  • Bligh: Storm surges in excess of anything previously recorded will inundate low lying areas… #
  • Bligh: A high tide around 9.30am tomorrow morning, still with high winds – a possible second surge, risky to go out too early. #
  • Bligh: Nth Qld has little power generation, most comes out of central Qld – inland transmission system has never been tested by Category 5. #
  • Bligh says a catastrophic power failure across areas not directly affected by the cyclone is possible if transmission towers are taken out. #
  • Bligh: Cyclone expected to have a life of 2-3 days, hitting Mt Isa as a Category 1 cyclone on Friday, Cat 2-3 in other areas tomorrow. #
  • Bligh: We as a community as Qld'ers and Australians must brace ourselves for scenes tomorrow of unprecedented devastation. #
  • Dep Comm Ian Stewart says reports from affected areas say everyone is bunkered down – it is eerily quiet but not for much longer. #
  • Reporters at Bligh's press briefing appeared to be unable to ask questions about likely effects of the cyclone – briefing is now over. #
  • @JudeEkerick Amateur! #
  • Anyone got a link to a webcam on Ustream that's working and showing anything of interest? #
  • RT @alicam: This one at least works… http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yasi-from-innisfail #
  • Cyclone Yasi radar picture: http://twitpic.com/3vqhm7 (via @RicRaftis) #
  • @guruann Thank you. #
  • Townsville radar from iPhone weather app http://twitpic.com/3vqk92 #
  • Anna Bligh: "I derive my strength from the people around me. I stand on the shoulders of giants." #
  • Just put my air conditioning back on – it's got stuffy in Melbourne. #TheWeatherIsPlayingUpDownHereTooYouKnow #
  • @bryanhogan Black balloons? #
  • @JennaPrice I'm trying to be brave… #
  • RT @kelfuller: Images of #tcyasi from a freighter at sea http://bit.ly/hdPX7K #
  • @bryanhogan Later, later… #
  • At the moment you'd have to say http://a-pac.tv has the best coverage of #tcyasi .. #
  • @giddeygirl Must be popular – it won't load. #
  • @molluscan Why didn't you tell me? I missed the Katter! #
  • Anna Bligh: 89,000 homes without power now, mainly Townsville and Ingham. #
  • Bligh: Reports of 18 metre wave reading at Townsville is NOT accurate – wave buoy has been turned upside down. #
  • Stewart: Group of people in their 60s in Hinchinbrook have been advised to go to second floor – they refused evacuation earlier. #
  • Bligh: Extreme and destructive winds up to 290km/hour still expected… worst is still a couple of hours away… no reports of damage yet. #
  • Bligh: No loss of transmission towers yet but peak of wind strength is 2 hours away and will last for 4 hours. #tcyasi #
  • Bligh: I can't sugarcoat this – it's going to be a tough 24 hours and for many people it may be much longer. #tcyasi #
  • Bligh: This will be the last update we will provide this evening… will return as soon as possible tomorrow morning. #tcyasi #
  • RT @GrogsGamut: The person operating the webcam in Townsville just went out and cleaned the lens!!! http://bit.ly/emtASX. #
  • Switched to FOX News – took 30 seconds for hosts to turn the current violence into an argument against Obama. They are indefatigable. #
  • RT @GregMitch: You really should be watching CNN or MSNBC now, incredible live scenes of fighting on streets … crew roughed up, etc. #
  • The Age online shows ABC News24 live stream but precedes it with advertisement for Alfa Romeo: http://auspol.info/dXkgnN #
  • @marcfennell Am I wrong in thinking YouTube don't allow anyone to opt out of ads? #
  • Tony Abbott will be pleased with the wide-ranging spray Peter Costello AC offers up today: http://auspol.info/gWUchD #
  • The Mayor of a heap of rubble remembers Cyclone Tracy: http://auspol.info/gY2PPm #
  • Woman on RN says she's crocheting and listening to radio whilst cyclone hits. "I feel like I'm living in the 1920s," she jokes. #
  • @djmattyg007 I am now! #
  • @adullard I thought you failed to recognise me… #
  • The eye is moving across the coast now, according to BOM: http://auspol.info/flcuab #

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