Queenslanders have awoken this morning to discover the full extent of tropical Cyclone Debbie’s destruction, and they have taken to social media to share their stories.
Roofs were ripped from houses, powerlines fell, and trees littered major roads, as local residents found shelter in their houses and waited for the storm to pass.
Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Wilcox has likened the devastation to ‘a war zone’.
Cyclone Debbie may have brought out the worst in nature, but it also brought out the best in people, with local residents already rallying together to begin the big clean up.
Here are some of the most devastating and unexpected photos from the last 48 hours: