A massive cyclone just made landfall in Australia, sending “fences up in the sky.”
Tropical Cyclone Debbie barreled down Tuesday on northeast Australia, dumping torrential rain on the region and leaving more than 50,000 homes without power.
The massive storm is the most powerful since Cyclone Yasi, a Category 5 storm which tore through the region in 2011.
Debbie is packing sustained winds of 185 kph (114 mph), with gusts reaching more than 262 kph (163 mph).
The worst of the damage so far appears to have been in the Whitsunday Islands, a popular destination for tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef.
“The ferocity of these wind speeds is actually taking roofs of houses, it’s sending fences up in the sky,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told CNN.