Monday, March 20, 2006

Cyclone Larry and DIY reporting


Here's some stunningly fierce photos and a video clip from eyewitnesses to the effects of Cyclone Larry in Cairns, Australia. The video brought back all sorts of fearful childhood memories for me to do with hearing the cyclone warning siren on the telly for a number of summers while we were living just north of Brisbane. Today I learned it's a chilling sound at any age.

Although the News.com.au website is part of Rupert Murdoch's news conglomerate, it's one of the few commerical news sites that actively encourages citizen journalism.

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