Tropical Cyclone Ita hits Australia
A heavy storm named Ita has struck far north of Australia bringing destructive winds, damaging waves and flooding to the area. Winds with speed of more than 200 kilometers an hour lashed the Australian state of Queensland.
According to the Australia Bureau of Meteorology the powerful Tropical Cyclone Ita led to landfalls in the northeast of Australia near Cape Flattery. The coastal areas that have stood in the breach and felt the impact of the damaging winds are Cape York, Cairns, Port Douglas and Cooktown.
Ita is classified as a Category 4 storm and belongs to the storms that are considered the worst natural disasters in the history of Australia.