People in Northeast Australia are preparing themselves for the arrival of “monster” cyclone named Debbie, which is expected to make landfall on Tuesday. Thousands of people have already been evacuated and shifted to safe locations. The monster cyclone has been upgraded to a category 4 storm, as it is expected to get even stronger before it makes landfall. The severe tropical cyclone would witness wind speeds of up to 250km/h (155 mph). The gale force winds would be accompanied by heavy rainfall that might cause major flooding in certain areas.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has requested residents to move to safer locations. He urged people that if they have received an official evacuation order, they must comply with it and leave immediately with their families. The evacuation order is probably the largest ever issued for Queensland. Authorities have requested people to charge their phones, as the storm is likely to cause structural damage to power supply lines. Thousands of people have already left their homes along with their possessions in areas that are expected to be hit by the storm.