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First Look Cyclone Debbie prompts thousands of evacuations in northeast Australia

Authorities have urged 30,000 people in coastal towns in Queensland to evacuate their homes, as forecasters predict tidal surges and winds of and winds of up to 185 miles per hour.

Sarah Motherwell/APP/Reuters

Authorities are urging 30,000 people to evacuate Australia’s tropical northeast coast as the strongest cyclone to hit the Queensland province in six years bears down on the sparsely populated farming region.

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