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Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone

Australia braces for very destructive cyclone
Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's North-east in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days, the official Bureau of Meteorology said, with its "very destructive core" expected to hit land early Tuesday morning. "The very destructive core of Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260

"The very destructive core of Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 kmh near the centre. Debbie is expected to develop into category three late Sunday. "I think you could say that Debbie's probably the most significant tropical cyclone since Yasi that we've had to deal with in Queensland," Bureau of Meteorology Queensland regional director Bruce Gunn said, referring to a 2011 cyclone.
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