DISCUSSION: Well after the recent landfall of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, many people across coastal sections of northeastern Australia woke up to a substantially different world. In the wake of the intense wind and water damage (i.e., from storm surge as well as heavy rainfall), there was major infrastructural damage inflicted on homes and businesses during of this recent storm's impacts. As shown in the image above as well as the website link below, there was major damage inflicted along the immediate coastline areas as TC Debbie roared ashore during the late evening hours on Monday. If any good news came out of this event, it was that there appeared to be little to no storm-related casualties from TC Debbie which was likely due to the fact that the majority of people in the path of this powerful tropical cyclone heeded the warnings! It is also worth noting that due in part to the relatively slow progression of TC Debbie as it came ashore, strong winds lashed many coastal cities which included (but were certainly not limited to) Shute Harbour, Queensland, Australia which produced the results shown above and in the link attached here!
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