Cyclone Yasi hits Australia
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded in Australia pulled houses apart and snapped power poles as it ripped across flood-sodden Queensland state Thursday but didn’t kill anyone. [...]
Hundreds of houses were destroyed or seriously damaged, and homes of thousands more people would be barely livable until the wreckage was cleared, officials said.
The storm was [...] carrying ferocious winds up to 170 mph (280 kph), flood-inducing rain and tidal surges that sent waves crashing ashore two blocks into seaside towns along a coast known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. — Yahoo! News
You can find further photos of the cyclone and its effects in the advanced search for yasi after February 1st.