SEQ’s Turn

SEQ weather

As the weather begins to clear in Charters Towers, it’s not so pretty down south or on the Coast… Even worse for those in the cyclone ravaged areas. The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning which touches into some of Our Towns and comes as the South East of the State cops a big … [Read more...]

Happy Ending – Search and Rescue, Whitsundays

whitos boat rescue

Two men stranded after their vessel ran aground on rocks near Whitsunday Island have been located. At the height of Cyclone Debbie, the pair were able to send an SOS E-mail message to loved ones in NSW who alerted local Police and authorities. As conditions allowed, Rescue operations swung … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie Update

Fooding

As the eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie continues to impact the Whitsundays this afternoon the BoM Cyclone Warning Zone now shifts inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, and Pentland. Townsville to St Lawrence and extends to include Townsville, Mackay. Areas to the south and … [Read more...]

Debbie Makes Land

storm winds

Cyclone Debbie is making landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach…Homes have lost roofs and tress have been uprooted. At 1pm BoM estimated Debbie to be 55 kilometres east southeast of Bowen and 20 kilometres northeast of Proserpine. The system is still forecast to move slowly west-southwest over … [Read more...]

Debbie Moves In

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Cyclone Debbie is battering the Whitsunday Islands and is on track to cross the coast at around 2pm near Bowen. BoM says Debbie is at Category 4 and moving at 6 kph and has winds gusts of up to 260 kph with gusts at the Centre at 175 kph. As a Category 4 Debbie is the worst cyclone to hit us … [Read more...]