Category 5 Cyclone Marcia to hit East Coast of Australia

Category 5 Cyclone Marcia to hit East Coast of Australia
Queenslanders warned to prepare for devastating aftermath of Cyclone Marcia.

With Cyclone Marcia now predicted to reach category 5 by landfall, it is crucial that Queenslanders stay up-to-date with the latest information about this severe weather event.

Queenslanders have been warned of a “harrowing and terrifying experience” as category 5 Cyclone Marcia starts to hit the coast due to make landfall within the hour.

 

WHAT WE KNOW

* Category 5 Cyclone Marcia is beginning to impact the Capricorn Coast hitting Shoalwater Bay around 8am. It’s expected to bring wind gusts of up to 295km/h.

* Residents of the Yeppoon and Rockhampton areas, off the Queensland coast have been warned not to go outside.

* Two fishermen who went missing overnight in a boat off Fraser Island have been found.

* Cyclone Lam has made landfall as a category 4 system and it intensified a little as it hit.

 

KEY INFORMATION SOURCES

Your local ABC Radio will be broadcasting emergency information and continuous updates.

BOM: www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20023.html
SES: www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/ or 132 500
QLD ALERTS: www.qldalert.com

ROAD CLOSURE INFO: 13 19 40

QUEENSLAND POLICE TWITTER: www.twitter.com/QPSmedia
QLD FIRE & RESCUE TWITTER: www.twitter.com/QldFES
DEPT OF EDUCATION: www.deta.qld.gov.au/natural-disasters.html

If you are in a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY always call Triple Zero (000)

 

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