Cyclone Debbie Tracking Map
March 29 , 2017
After Cyclone Debbie, Dangerous Floods May Hit Australia
March 29, 2017: As per reports, after the powerful Cyclone Debbie, around 1,300 km stretch of the north-east coast of Australia is at a high risk of flooding. Forecasters have reportedly mentioned that up to 250 mm of rain may be witnessed on Wednesday.
The cyclone is moving inland now as a tropical low storm.
Sources said that three people were injured but the number may rise. The worst affected town by the cyclone were Bowen, Airlie Beach, Proserpine and Collinsville.
More than 63,000 homes were left without power.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that insurance companies must treat people affected by the storm with respect.
Cyclone Debbie Causes Serious Injury to a Man
March 28, 2017: As per reports, a man was injured as a wall collapsed, triggered by the Cyclone Debbie in Proserpine. Though it is moving inland as category three storm, it can cause damages for hours.
Many people reported that their properties have been trashed.
Reports also mentioned that it is difficult to assess the damage as communities are disconnected from power and phone reception.
Cyclone Debbie Battering Queensland
March 28, 2017: The recent reports say that the cyclone has damaged many buildings and left at least 45,000 homes without power.
The electricity providers said that it is difficult to say when the power would be restored.
A disaster response plan has been activated, said PM Malcolm Turnbull.
Cyclone Debbie Makes Landfall in Australia
March 28, 2017: As per reports, with winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph), powerful Cyclone Debbie reached the coast of Queensland Tuesday morning. It has made landfall on the mainland between Airlie Beach and Bowen.
The storm has caused damages on the Whitsunday Islands and at least 23,000 homes are already left without power. The electricity providers mentioned that more homes are going to lose power.
The cyclone is moving slow now but its intensity is expected to increase gradually.
Cyclone Debbie Upgraded to Category 4 Storm
March 27, 2017: Reports say that Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been upgraded to Category 4 storm as it intensifies further and moves west-southwest towards the north Queensland coast tonight.
The cyclone is expected to be in upper ranges of a Category 4 when it will hit between Cape Hillsborough and Ayr Tuesday morning.
With sustained winds of 175km/h near the centre and wind gusts up to 250 km/h, it was tracked in a westerly direction at 9km/h.
Areas between Cardwell and Lucinda are no more there in the watch zone.
The authorities reportedly mentioned that it may take up to 18 hours for the cyclone to pass.
Cyclone Debbie May Turn into Category 4 Storm
March 27, 2017: Reports revealed that Cyclone Debbie may turn into Category 4 storm before it ends up making landfall on Tuesday morning.
Forecasters reportedly said that as the storm hits, winds may reach up to 260 kmph. This is going to be the most powerful storm Australia will witness since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
Sources mentioned that around 3,500 people were evacuated near Townsville and 2,000 people in the town of Bowen have been advised to be evacuated further. Evacuations from low-lying areas in Mackay are also underway.
Cyclone Debbie Threatens Queensland, Backpackers Evacuated
March 27, 2017: As per reports, several backpackers are being evacuated after forecasters predicted that cyclone Debbie, which is set to make landfall on Tuesday morning, can cause serious damage to the east coast of Australia.
It is being expected that the cyclone may affect the Whitsunday Islands, Ayr and Townsville.
Queensland may witness extremely strong wind, torrential rain and flooding.
Reports also mentioned that police officers and emergency service volunteers are going door to door in order to evacuate people in the affected areas. Residents, who have no family or friends to go and stay with for the period, will be offered emergency shelters.
Many flights in the area have also been canceled expecting difficult weather conditions.
Map Showing the Expected Path of Tropical Cyclone Debbie