( CNN) Tropical Cyclone Debbie is clearing landfall across the coast of northeast Australia, carrying preserved jazzs of 185 kph( 114 mph) with gales contacting more than 262 kph( 163 mph ).

The storm is lashing the Queensland coast with torrential rain which, when combined with a hazardous tornado tide, could make major flooding, in agreement with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

The Category 4 cyclone is the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane and expected to remain for the next 12 to 24 hours, according tometeorologists.


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