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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 11:56 AM

Cyclone Trevor: Eyewitness describes the 'guttural howling roar'

Source: BBC

Cyclone Trevor: Eyewitness describes the 'guttural howling roar'

23 March 2019

"The noise is probably the most disarming aspect - this guttural howling roar that comes through in waves."

Kristy O'Brien, a journalist for Australian broadcaster ABC, was sheltering in a mining camp near the town of Borroloola when Cyclone Trevor made landfall.

She tells the BBC what it was like to be in the eye of a category four storm, hearing punishing winds and rain squalls outside.

Covering the cyclone

"We caught a plane out here a couple of days ago, ahead of Tropical Cyclone Trevor arriving.

"It was predicted to be very nasty and it lived up to that - it was a category four system which brings winds in excess of 250km/h (155 mph).


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47680052

Australian Defence Force planes helped evacuate people from coastal communities (EPA/Australian Department of Defence handout)

Satellite imagery shows Cyclone Trevor approaching the northeast state of Queensland (EPA)

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