Size matters

So Yasi has been raging at the poor mob up in Queensland for hours and hours now.
They are saying 1 in 3 homes are badly damaged in some way or another.
Thus far there are no reports of deaths or injuries, but its still hard to get access in some places and it is still a category 3 cyclone pounding away further inland.

To try and give our American friends some sense of scale, someone put the sucker over a map to show what it would be like if it hit here;

So yeah, size matters. It really hits home to those over here when they see this map.
It will be some time before Queensland is back to business as usual. First the floods and now this.