‘It’s like it’s been napalmed’
Waves crashed against the shoreline south of Mackay as category four Cyclone Debbie travelled west towards the north Queensland coastline, creating havoc on Tuesday, March 28. Sarina Beach appeared less than inviting as waves churned and frothed close to the clubhouse amid severe weather lashing major cities that included Townsville, Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands. A Bureau of Meteorology report showed the outer edge of the cyclone was starting to strike Sarina at about midday on Tuesday, while the eye was tracking over Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island to the north. Credit: Sarina Surf Lifesaving Club via Storyful
IT’S one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations. Exclusive resorts leading to golden beaches fringed by swaying palms.
But the devastation wrought on Hamilton Island by Cyclone Debbie has been so total, the area “looks like it’s…
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