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Howling winds and heavy rain caused immense damage in Northeast of Australia

Howling winds and heavy rain caused immense damage in Northeast of Australia

Northeast of Australia has damaged due to heavy rains today.

Heavy rain, howling winds, and huge seas has pounded Australia’s northeast on Today. Damaged homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power has put thousands of people into the problem as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state’s far north.

Wind blows stronger of 260 kmph (160 mph) have been recorded along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef as the powerful storm that made landfall as a category four and is one step below the most dangerous wind speed level.

Later it was reduced to a three storm category. High winds could persist for as long as 10 hours the forecasters said. Even though then it would weaken rapidly and and downgrade to one by Wednesday.

When a wall collapsed one man was badly hurt at Proserpine the Policemen said, about 900 km (560 miles) northwest of the Queensland capital, Brisbane, and has taken to hospital. Though, the weather been too bad to assess damage fully or mount an emergency response.

“We also receive more reports of injuries, if not deaths. We need to be prepared for that,” Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart told reporters in Brisbane. Cyclone Debbie made landfall at Airlie Beach, north of Proserpine, shortly after midday local time (0200 GMT), knocking out telephone services.

“It’s very noisy: Screaming, howling wind … sounds like a freight train,” Jan Clifford told Reuters by text from Airlie Beach as the cyclone made landfall. “Still blowing like crazy,” she said four hours later. Authorities had urged thousands of people in low-lying areas to flee their homes on Monday, in what would have been the biggest evacuation seen in Australia since Cyclone Tracy devastated the northern city of Darwin on Christmas Day, 1974.

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