The biggest storm in Queensland’s history, Cyclone Yasi, formed north of Fiji on January 30th and made landfall in Australia several days later.
Around the time the storm hit, Terri-lee Levi and Michael Blackley of Bundaberg welcomed a baby girl.
What did they name her? Dakota Yasi.
Ms Levi said the name was something different and would be a reminder to little Dakota of the day she was born.
“Yasi” is the Fijian word for sandalwood. It has since been retired as a South Pacific tropical cyclone name.
Source: “Cyclone delivers name for baby.” Courier Mail 7 Feb. 2011.
Image (Hurricane Elena) by NASA