If you haven't heard yet, Cyclone Larry has been tearing his way through northern Queensland, destroying property, flattening houses and causing widespread damage to farms: 95% of Australia's banana crop is gone and thousands have lost their jobs overnight. Reports are saying the winds have been reaching 290km/h.

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Peter Beattie (Queensland's Premier) has declared a state of emergency and is urging everyone to stay inside to avoid getting hit with flying debris, and to keep televisions and radios on.