Hundreds of residents evacuate, schools and universities close and people are being told to stay inside.
Thousands have been evacuated and hundreds left stranded.
It's going to be a long night for a lot of people around the border region.
The Category Four system has wrecked havoc on northern Queensland.
Mother and baby are safe and dry.
Their boat ran aground on rocks near Whitsunday Island on Tuesday.
Residents in Sarina could not believe their eyes as "snow" fell from the sky while Cyclone Debbie lashed central Queensland
Cyclone Debbie has made landfall, but it will be some time before residents are able to head outside and assess the damage
With tunes, teddies and fluffy white bread.
'There is a lot of flying furniture and flying gutters.'