Debbie Makes Land

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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...]

Local Pollies Begin Post Debbie Work.

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KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter is thinking ahead and has contacted the Government at the “highest level” and asked for Casevac helicopters and sought assurances of the Australian Defence Force’s availability to aid post Cyclone Debbie. “We’ve also been in touch with KAP State Member for … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie – Hours off The Coast

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The eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie is soon to pass across the Whitsunday Islands as it thunders towards the Coast as a category 4 Cyclone. Hamilton Island is already reporting gusts of up to 175 kph and locals are being urged to stay indoors. Multiple agencies – and in partnership … [Read more...]

Debbie on Track to Cross coast at Cat 4

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued its latest update on Cyclone Debbie as she tracks towards the Queensland Coast with a ferocity. The Cyclone Warning Zone now has been extended. As well as stretching from Cardwell to St Lawrence and Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, areas inland … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie Just Hours Away

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the northern Queensland coast. It is predicted to hit the coast between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough, north of Mackay, before 10:00am tomorrow (Tuesday). Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the … [Read more...]

Our Towns Under Threat

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Evacuations continue this morning across the Whitsundays, Burdekin and in some parts of Townsville as thousands move to higher ground ahead of the inundation expected from Tropical Cyclone Debbie across the next 48 hours. Debbie is expected to be a cat. 4 when she crosses the Coast tomorrow … [Read more...]

Debbie’s The Name of What Might be Our Next Cyclone

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A tropical cyclone watch zone for parts of north Queensland taking in the 750km from Cape Tribulation to Proserpine. The low-pressure system, which has a high chance of turning into a cyclone on Sunday and will be known as Cyclone Debbie if it does, is currently located in the Coral Sea about … [Read more...]

Pet Owners on Notice

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As the region swelters through some of the hottest weather on record, and in the wake of the death this week of a working Police dog from heat stress, the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) are warning owners that current summer heat is taking a toll on dog. At most risk are some … [Read more...]