Tropical Cyclone Debbie is a very serious situation indeed. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting that by the time the cyclone makes landfall tomorrow morning it’ll be carrying the strength of a Category 4 storm, with the potential to strengthen into a Category 5. This puts TC Debbie as potentially the most damaging storm to impact the state of Queensland since 2011’s devastating Tropical Cyclone Yasi.
They’re ready for #cycloneDebbie in Ayr. @9NewsBrisbane #9NewsAt6 pic.twitter.com/5ALt23vudL
— Andrew Lofthouse (@Loftea) March 26, 2017
Residents who have chosen to stay also seem to be making the best of the situation, if posts to social media are anything to go by.
Even #Townsville wildlife is ready for #TCDebbie @9NewsBrisbane @GarryYoungberry #9news pic.twitter.com/sHq8g3CFkh
— Benjamin Stivala (@BenStivala9) March 26, 2017
And residents have been prepping by stripping stores bare of vital supplies like water, bread, and… uh… Doritos.
I’m glad no one is panicking about this Cyclone hitting Townsville #CycloneDebbie pic.twitter.com/vXFiu2rzIi
— Amelia (@sun_doll) March 24, 2017
#TCDebbie panic buying! Favourites include milk, soup, noodles, tuna, water, bread, & Doritos. Because no one can survive without nachos. pic.twitter.com/TyeHpn81cK
— Andrew Hennessy (@AndrewAQLD) March 25, 2017
Though apparently even the threat of a category five storm isn’t enough for residents to roll the dice on that fancy spenno gluten-free bread that never gets bought.
“Cyclone Debbie Bowen is not a pussy town. Do your best you got.“