02 Feb '11, 12am

A huge, 'life-threatening' cyclone heading for Australia was upgraded to the highest threat level

A girl waits in line to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the Australian city of Cairns. -- PHOTO: REUTERS CAIRNS (Australia) - A HUGE cyclone barrelling towards Australia was on Wednesday upgraded to the highest threat level as meteorologists warned it was shaping up to be the most life-threatening storm in generations. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi strengthened to a category five storm from category four as it menaced the country's populous east coast, where it was set to hit late on Wednesday or early Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology said. 'Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi is a large and very powerful tropical cyclone and poses an extremely serious threat to life and property within the warning area, especially between Port Douglas and Townsville,' the bureau said. 'This impact is likely to be more life-threatening than any experienced during recent...

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