Sandbagging in the Cairns CBD.
Sandbagging in the Cairns CBD. Angeline Foong

Wind builds as Cairns takes cover

It is 1.30pm and the wind is starting to build.

In some parts of town it pushes against you, making it harder to walk.

The city is mainly deserted, but amazingly a few tourists are still wondering the streets, taking photos.

The CBD is calm, the luxury shops have prepared for the expected surge as much as they are able and we are all just waiting for Yasi to arrive.



Search for missing Queensland swimmer suspended

Search for missing Queensland swimmer suspended

Emergency services have not been able to find the missing swimmer

Coffs Tri almost at capacity

Coffs Tri almost at capacity

Flood of last minute entries expected over the next few days.

Assorted sporting stars swing by Bonville Golf Resort

Assorted sporting stars swing by Bonville Golf Resort

Deputy Premier tees off with stars on eve of big Bonville event

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