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Cyclone Debbie downgraded to category two system

20:29 EDT

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 hits north Queensland coast bringing winds of 260kph, BOM says

20:24 EDT

Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category two system after crossing the north Queensland coast.

Cyclone Debbie damage could cost billions, warns Insurance Council

19:57 EDT

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.