CANBERRA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Some 1,000 tourists are being evacuated from
Fraser Island in Australia as cyclone Hamish heads south towards the central
Queensland coast, according to local media on Sunday.
The Australian Association Press (AAP) reported that the Lady Elliot Island
and Heron Island were also evacuated on Sunday morning as a precaution to the
In the meantime, up to 10,000 residents of Queensland's Wide Bay region are
being told to consider getting out before Cyclone Hamish arrives.
The cyclone is expected to cross the Queensland coast on Tuesday morning
between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.