Cyclone Debbie - updates

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Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Apr 03, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the damage bill could reach Aus 1 billion US 770 million

SUBMERGED. This handout from the Queensland Police Service taken on March 29, 2017 shows flood waters submerging part of a highway near the Cyclone Debbie-hit Bowen area in Queensland. Queensland Police Service

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Australia floods still rising, police search for missing

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:10 PM

At least two people are dead and several missing due to the powerful Cyclone Debbie

AFTERMATH. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by  Michael Barnes / Rotorwing Helicopters/ AFP

Australia floods still rising with 2 dead, 4 missing

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a string of towns in Queensland and New South Wales as the floods move south towards Ballina

AUSTRALIA FLOODS. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by Michael Barnes/Rotorwing Helicopters/AFP

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Category 4 Cyclone Debbie hits northeastern Australia on Tuesday between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland state ripping up trees washing boats onto land and causing widespread damage

AFTERMATH. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by  Michael Barnes / Rotorwing Helicopters/ AFP

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Tropical Cyclone Debbie which barreled through the region this week mostly struck the reef s southern parts which have not been as seriously impacted by bleaching

DEBBIE. This is a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie along the Queensland coast as seen from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. The image was taken on March 27 at 0350 UTC. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Mar 30, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a tropical low as it tracks southeast but continues to pack damaging wind gusts and dump huge amounts of rain with Brisbane now in the firing line

BOATS ASHORE. This handout photo taken and released by Jon Clements on March 29, 2017 shows boats washed up at the marina on Hamilton Island after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Jon Clements/AFP

Military mobilizes to help cyclone-ravaged Australian region

Mar 29, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Emergency crews begin assessing the damage but blocked roads and flash flooding hamper efforts as soldiers military helicopters and planes start deploying to help restore infrastructure and supply emergency food water and fuel

SUBMERGED. This handout from the Queensland Police Service taken on March 29, 2017 shows flood waters submerging part of a highway near the Cyclone Debbie-hit Bowen area in Queensland. Queensland Police Service

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Cyclone-ravaged northeast Australia like 'war zone'

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:48 AM

As day breaks scenes of devastation begin to emerge

UNWELCOME VISITOR. On March 28 at 03:42 UTC (1:42 p.m. AEST Queensland local time /Mar. 27 at 11:42 p.m. EST) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie over eastern Australia. Credits: NASA/NOAA

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'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:29 AM

3rd UPDATE By late evening the storm is downgraded to category two and is expected to weaken further

DEBBIE. This is a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie along the Queensland coast as seen from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. The image was taken on March 27 at 0350 UTC. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Thousands evacuated as 'monster' cyclone bears down on Australia

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED Northern Australia braces for powerful Cyclone Debbie packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides

THREATENING AUSTRALIA. On March 24, 2017, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of developing System 91P in the Coral Sea. Credits: NASA/NOAA

Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days

THREATENING AUSTRALIA. On March 24, 2017, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of developing System 91P in the Coral Sea. Credits: NASA/NOAA