If the cyclone bearing down on Australia right now were on top of us instead, this is how it would look.

The eye alone is larger than New Orleans. Just another day in Oz, however:

These maps are merely visualisations of relative scales and are not meant to suggest storms of this level would form anywhere in the world.
Instead, they illustrate an annual threat that is, if not uniquely Australian, at least so much a part of our summer that we speak of "cyclone season" as though it is on a par with "cricket season".
But every so often, we are forced to confront the raw power of our country and its dangers.
Curtsy: ninme