Weather to evacuate?

Cindy E Woods, Donna Goodman, Jane Mills, Kim Usher and William J H McBride
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11052
Published online: 12 December 2011

In February 2011, Cyclone Yasi was bearing down on the Queensland coast near Cairns. People living in coastal suburbs and towns from Cairns to Townsville were given orders to evacuate their homes, airlines put on extra flights to help people evacuate, and Queensland Health made the decision to evacuate Cairns hospitals for the first time in history.

  • 1 School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.
  • 2 Queensland Health, Cairns, QLD.
  • 3 School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD.


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