Images of places such as Woodwark, near Airlie Beach, show the full devastation left by Cyclone Debbie.
Images of places such as Woodwark, near Airlie Beach, show the full devastation left by Cyclone Debbie. Nearmap.com.au

Roofs torn from homes: more photos reveal Debbie's destruction

TUESDAY marks exactly two weeks since Cyclone Debbie crashed through the Whitsundays, tearing roofs from houses and shearing hillsides clean.

On Monday the Daily Mercury shared before and after photos released by the Queensland Government showing areas devastated by the storm.

Since then, aerial imagery company Nearmap has made available higher resolution pictures of the Whitsundays, with a focus on specific areas and damage caused.

As one of the first places struck by Debbie, Hamilton Island endured extensive damage, with winds reaching 260kmh at the cyclone's peak.

Boats moored at the marina appear to have been dragged and beached as the storm made its way through.

Some roofs were torn off and structures laid bare by the strong gusts.

The pristine tennis courts appeared to be torn apart and sand-laden several days after the cyclone had passed.

One of the main pools also appeared to have sand washed into it, looking brown and polluted.

The images are offered to government and insurance companies to better assess damage caused by Cyclone Debbie and help with recovery efforts.


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