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Cyclone Debbie threatens coal exports from Queensland mines

17:24 EDT

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.

Cyclone Debbie's eye reaches coast; BOM downgrades system to category three

17:23 EDT

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.

Cyclone Debbie: Residents share stories as torrential rain and wind pummels region

17:06 EDT

Panicked residents in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie have relayed their experiences to the ABC as torrential rain and wind gusts pummel the region.