I'm off to Mackay at 7 am tomorrow for a week.
"CYCLONE Hamish has become a category four storm as it tracks south towards Mackay and dumps rain on Innisfail, the weather bureau warns.
The tropical cyclone is just off the coast near Innisfail and has already dumped heavy rain over parts of the north Queensland coast.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said Hamish could bring devastation similar to that of Cyclone Larry, which wreaked havoc on Innisfail in 2006, if it crossed the coast.
Disaster management groups in Cairns, Innisfail, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone were activated and sandbags were being filled in Cairns after Premier Anna Bligh and Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts were briefed."
And I was wondering what sort of coffee and bookshops there were.