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Wednesday
Feb022011

Northeast Australia Battered by Cyclone

Photo Courtesy - NOAA via Getty Images(CAIRNS, Australia) -- The northeastern corner of Australia is toughing it out again. This time, it's against a massive cyclone. 

Strong winds and sheets of rains are battering the coastal towns, ripping roofs off buildings and cutting power to thousands.

"We are seeing torrential rain and we are seeing the beginning of some serious wave activity, according to Queensland State Prime Minister, Anna Bligh.

Some of those on the coast haven't gone to shelters and emergency officials predict the sea surge could bring water up to roof levels in the most affected areas.

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