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Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland

Emergency teams clear debris as towns lie isolated after the Category Five storm strikes

Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Strong winds are seen hitting a section of the 'Strand' on February 3, 2011 in Townsville (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Broken power lines cover a flooded road after Cyclone Yasi tore through the settlement of Cowley on February 3, 2011 (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
This aerial view shows boats sheltering amongst mangroves near Cairns, after Cyclone Yasi, on February 3, 2011 (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A resident of Cardwell poses for a photograph in his home damaged during cyclone Yasi on February 4, 2011 in Cardwell, Australia (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A yacht' is seen washed up on a beach on February 4, 2011 in Townsville (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Seen are the damaged remains of a stinger net enclosure on February 4, 2011 in Townsville, Australia (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
This overview shows boats previously moored in the Hinchenbrook Marina lying smashed after catastrophic winds and storm surge caused by Cyclone Yasi in Cardwell (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Seen is the destroyed wind turbine on the 'Strand' after it was knoocked over after the passing of Cyclone Yasi in Townsville (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Residents inspect damage after boats were washed up onto the rear deck of their homes during Cyclone Yasi on February 4, 2011 in Port Hinchinbrook (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Motorists wait for water to subside over the Bruce Highway outside of Innisfail (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
High winds and rain push a swell onto the Esplanade in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi in Cairns (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Fallen vegetation lays on the footpath on the 'Strand' in Townsville (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
Fallen trees are seen laying on their side after the passing of Cyclone Yasi in Townsville (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A collapsed wall of a church among the debris in Tully (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A truck drives down the flooded Bruce Highway after Cyclone Yasi tore through Tully (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A road sign on the Bruce Highway is bent after Cyclone Yasi tore through Innisfail on February 3, 2011 (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A resident of Cardwell surveys damage on the main street of town on February 4, 2011 in Cardwell (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A resident cleans up damage to his home on February 3, 2011 in Tully (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A local resident goes through her belongings after her home was damaged by cyclone Yasi in Innisfail, Australia (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A business owner attempts to secure parts of his roof while his neighbours chat outside his property on February 4, 2011 in Tully, Australia (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A boat sits on the ground after being washed up during cyclone Yasi on February 4, 2011 in Port Hinchinbrook, Australia.(Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A banana plantation lies devastated after Cyclone Yasi tore through Tully (Getty Images)
Cyclone Yasi devastates Queensland
A sign stands in Cardwell on February 4, 2011 (Getty images)

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