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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Uilui pounds Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Ului came ashore early Sunday as a major Category 3 cyclone with winds as high as 200 km/hr (124MPH). Ului was downgraded to a category 2 storm as it made its way inland and threats from flooding remain and high probablility.

Cyclone batters Australian coast (CBC News)

A cyclone with winds gusting to 200 km/h hit the northern coast of Australia early Sunday, causing power outages and damaging homes in Queensland.

About 60,000 homes were left without power as Tropical Cyclone Ului crossed the coast at Airlie Beach as a Category 3 storm.

No injuries have been reported.
Raw Video: Cyclone Hits Northeastern Australia (Associated Press)



Queenslanders battered as Ului roars through (Sydney Morning Herald)
AS FORCEFUL as a jet engine, as loud as a freight train and something
residents ''never want to experience again''.

Queenslanders were battered by Cyclone Ului early yesterday as the vicious storm powered through Proserpine, Mackay and the Whitsundays region, pounding towns with 200km/h winds, horizontal rain and cutting power to 55,000 homes.

Floods continued to isolate towns in northern NSW last night. At Airlie Beach, several boats were pushed on to land or smashed onto rocks.

Authorities say no one was injured or killed by the tropical weather system.

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