Category 5 cyclone Marcia rampaged through the Australian state of Queensland leaving at least 1,500 houses and 1,500 power lines severely damaged. Around 100 houses in the cities of Yeppoon and Rockhampton are in critical condition.
There is significant damage to powerlines — with over 1,800 lines down. Remember to stay away from fallen powerlines and call 13 19 62.— AnnastaciaPalaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) 22 февраля 2015
50,000 still without power in Rocky and Yeppoon #TCMarcia— Jacquie Mackay (@JacMacABC) 22 февраля 2015
Annastacia Palaszczuk, the premier of Queensland, said that helping "all Queenslanders get back on their feet" was a priority for local authorities.
We are now moving into the recovery stage after #TCMarcia. It is important that we help all Queenslanders get back on their feet.— AnnastaciaPalaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) 22 февраля 2015
The cleanup is underway in the areas affected by the powerful storm. Electricity and telephone companies are working to get services restored to Queensland communities.
@imjsk27 No..still no electricity and water in Yeppoon and not much in Rockhampton..it will take a while..India is still doing well ����— Pauline Harvey (@prh46) 22 февраля 2015
More help on the way with crews from Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton and Tully to join the #TCMarcia restoration.— Ergon Energy (@ErgonEnergy) 22 февраля 2015