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2006-03-20 06:45:00

By David Crisafulli INNISFAIL, Australia -- One of the most powerful cyclones to hit Australia in decades lashed the northern city of Cairns on Monday with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph), ripping roofs off houses, uprooting trees and flattening crops. There were no reports of deaths by late Monday but authorities said about 30 people had received minor injuries. The eye of Cyclone Larry crossed the coast just south of Cairns, the sugar-growing town of Innisfail taking the...

2006-03-19 20:56:29

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful cyclone hit Australia's far northeast early on Monday near the tropical city of Cairns, with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph) uprooting trees, flattening crops and ripping off the roofs of houses. Tropical Cyclone Larry posed a "very serious threat to life and property" in the far north of Queensland state, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said, adding it had forced thousands of people to take shelter or evacuate. There were no immediate reports of...


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