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Thick cloud around Tropical Cyclone Debbie is generating heavy showers along the tropical QLD coast. Cloud over SA and VIC with a low pressure trough is causing showers and storms. Cloud over the tropics is continuing to bring showers and storms over the region.

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Cyclone Debbie: A quick guide for residents

19:32 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the north Queensland coast.

BOM warns of Cyclone Debbie inundation, 25,000 people in low-lying Mackay areas told to leave

19:20 EDT

More than 25,000 people need to move from low-lying areas in Mackay by midnight, with fears incoming Tropical Cyclone Debbie could cause inundation of up to 2.5 metres above the high tide level.

Cyclones in Queensland: Learning from five of the worst ever recorded

18:35 EDT

Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.