Video: Although tropical cyclone Debbie, yesterday a Category 4 beast, has now been downgraded to a tropical storm carrying a severe weather warning, this footage of the cyclone at near peak intensity captured from the International Space Station shows that this doesn't mean Australians should take it lightly.
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Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, a category 3 cyclone, is set to intensify to a category 4 by tomorrow morning as it makes landfall on the north Queensland coast. This is the biggest storm in the region since the category 5 Tropical Cyclones Yasi (2011) and Ului (2010).
Beachside towns surrounding Ayr have just been evacuated in preparation.