Cardwell:- THERE are fears for two missing men, including a man who was last heard of in a yacht off Cardwell last night.
A police spokeswoman said a family member in Canada had contacted police worried about their loved one, who had called them from a yacht out on the bay. Courier Mail
This is our first report of people missing, this was reported yesterday, and we still don’t know if they are missing or if they have no way of contacting anyone. Power is still out in a lot of places, some place are starting to get mobile phone coverage, but it’s all going to take a fair bit of time. There are literally thousands without power and water, the authorities are saying it could take weeks to get everything up and running. There are parts of North Queensland on flood alert at the moment.
TENS of thousands of north Queensland residents could be without power or water for weeks after Cyclone Yasi ripped through the region.
Small towns at the epicentre of the Category 5 storm, including Cardwell, Mission Beach and Tully, were left to pick up the pieces after Yasi destroyed homes and pounded the coast with a storm surge. Courier Mail