Full force won’t be felt for another 2 hours and is expected to last for 3-4 hours.
“This is a very very deadly and destructive cyclone. Unfortunately we are going to see significant destruction of buildings … and it is very likely that we will see deaths occur.”
Cyclone Yasi is due to make landfall in the next half hour (hour? two hours? I can’t figure out their time — midnight their time) Australia Time Clock & Map
Very good coverage: ABC News 24 (Australia) Live Coverage Cyclone Yasi
Sorry I had to take the video down. Go here: UStream Yasi and select a feed. There are several broadcasting live at any given time but they sometimes go off-air.
UPDATE — See: Cyclone Yasi in photos
CYCLONE Yasi will likely make landfall between Innisfail and Cardwell this evening, and will be the worst cyclone to cross the coast since 1918, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says.