Cyclone Yasi is 1 hour from reaching landfall on the north Queensland coast, Australia. Category 5 cyclone. Just weeks after Queensland was hit with floods.
Here is a link you might find interesting, it compares the size on various continents.
I know it's not Khyber drama, but I thought a little bit of 'what's going on in the world outside of the USA and DDO might be worthwhile.
Thankfully I'm south enough, but my thoughts are with my colleagues up north and I might be heading up after it passes to help with the relief effort.
To those of you DDOers up in north queensland, keep safe, hold on tight and we'll see you in a week or so when they get power back!