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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

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