Cyclone Debbie: 25,000 told to evacuate as Queensland storm forecast to be category four
About 25,000 people living in north Queensland have been told to evacuate, with fears Cyclone Debbie will bring a devastating tidal surge to the region.
The worst storm to hit the Queensland coast in years is expected make landfall as a Category 4 topical cyclone just south of Bowen at 9am on Tuesday, ahead of high tide at 9.44am.
Police Commissioner Ian Stewart told a briefing on Monday afternoon forecasters were predicting a storm surge inundation ranging between 0.8 and 2.5 metres for the Mackay area. Full Story