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Twin cyclones wreak havoc in north Australia; no casualties reported

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CAUGHT UNAWARES: A home damaged by Cyclone Marcia after it hit the coastal town of Yeppoon in Central Queensland on Friday.

Sydney

A POWERFUL cyclone slammed into north-east Australia on Friday, destroying homes, upending trees, cutting power lines and causing flash floods, while a second storm severed communications to a northern island where heavy damage was expected.

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