Swimmers Take to the Ocean in Cairns as Cyclone Sweeps South

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Tens of thousands were advised to evacuate their homes as Cyclone Ita swept along coastal towns along the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday, April 12. The storm reportedly made landfall at Cape Flattery in northern Queensland on Friday with winds of up to 143mph. The weather bureau advised that the cyclone was weakening as its hit land, presenting a greatly reduced risk in Cairns. Credit: YouTube/Jason Holt