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A cyclone passing over the ocean. Photo by: Pexels.com
A cyclone passing over the ocean. Photo by: Pexels.com

Queensland Authorities have Closed 102 Schools and Two Ports

Cyclone Debbie is currently a category three storm that is expected to hit Australia on Tuesday as a category four storm. The severe storm is expected to have winds of 140-185 mph. Residents living in low-lying houses near Townsville have been relocating temporarily.

Reuters reported on the death that occurred:

‘Police blamed the wild weather associated with the storm for a traffic accident in which a 31-year-old female tourist died. Police did not give the woman’s nationality.’

This storm is set to be the hardest-hitting storm in Australia since Cyclone Yasi in 2011. One person has already died from the weather.

This storm and the severe weather is generally caused by climate change. After living in an area hit by strong storms every year, we start to utilize technology and predictive measures to keep residents aware of dangerous weather.

As an additional precaution, guests that travel to foreign countries will need to be prepared to engage in severe weather.

The video by Bureau of Meteorology on YouTube does an excellent job of describing this storm.

Severe Weather Update: Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, 27 March 2017