Tropical Cyclone Debbie lashes Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has lashed the north Queensland coast, with winds reaching speeds of more than 250km/h.
People living between Ayr and Mackay, including the Whitsunday Islands, have been told to seek shelter immediately.
Hamilton Island recorded a wind gust of 262km/h on Tuesday morning.
Storms have begun hitting the mainland.
BELOW: Several videos have begun to emerge
Hamilton Island getting smashed pic.twitter.com/ovIEHEoZQ2
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