Queensland Tropical Cyclone Track Map
Tropical Cyclone Debbie
At 7pm Tuesday EST, Tropical Cyclone Debbie was downgraded to category 2, and was about 35 km west of Proserpine and 45 km east-northeast of Collinsville. The system will continue to weaken as it tracks further inland.
A Tropical Cyclone WARNING extends from Ayr to St Lawrence including Mackay and Whitsundays, and to about 300km inland, including Charters Towers, Mt Coolon, Moranbah and Pentland.
VERY DESTRUCTIVE core may produce wind gusts up to 155km/h, with DESTRUCTIVE WINDS developing along the coast and islands between Cape Upstart and Midge Point, and well inland.
HEAVY RAIN in excess of 250mm in 24 hours is possible, leading to major flooding.
DANGEROUS STORM TIDE is likely for coastal and low-lying areas, particularly south of the cyclone.
The full devastation brought on by Tropical Cyclone Debbie will not be known until the morning, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned, as the system is further downgraded to a category two.
Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category two system after crossing the north Queensland coast.
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared Cyclone Debbie a catastrophe and warned that, while there is no estimate of a damage bill yet, previous cyclones have cost billions of dollars.