VIDEO: Cyclone Debbie seen from space

28/03/2017

The severe tropical cyclone has been upgraded to a Category 4, making it one of the strongest to hit Queensland in years.

Thousands of residents of the north Queensland coastline have been evacuated from the path of approaching storm.

Weather watchers say it's the most powerful storm ever to threaten north-eastern Australia.

Watch the video to see the storm close in on Queensland. 

Newshub.