Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 cyclone, and the biggest to hit Australia since 1918 is now history, all except for the wake of destruction left behind.  Fortunately, despite some very dire predictions, only one casualty is being reported so far.  Searches are being conducted for the missing.   The situation was still very serious, as these photos show, and we are thankful that it wasn't worse.

Yasi packed winds that were stronger than those of Hurricane Katrina.  Power is slowly being restored and further relief and aid efforts are being concentrated.