Australia watched awe-struck as Cyclone Marcia's ferocity increased to a Category Five as she marched towards the Queensland coastline.
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Cyclone Marcia has come and gone, but it left four residents on Middle Percy Island with a massive clean-up job.
UPDATE: The Mary River has peaked at 4.3m on Tuesday morning, lower than the expected 5m flood height.
THE Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the unique acceleration of Tropical Cyclone Marcia from Category 1 to 5 in record time.
EXTRA police are coming to rotate in with fatigued local staff who have been working long hours to try and get the region back to normal.
The violence of Cyclone Marcia has now passed for Queensland, now comes the clean-up and the recovery