Queensland Marine Weather Warning Summary
|Tue 16:13 EST||Qld||Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning|
|Tue 15:58 EST||Qld||Cyclone Warning Zone: Townsville to St Lawrence, inc Mackay & Whitsundays, & inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, & Pentland|
When Cyclone Yasi devastated parts of North Queensland in 2011, the rains it brought with it took out about 20 million tonnes of coking coal production.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.
Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie have relayed their experiences to the ABC as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.