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Old Mar 27th 2017, 2:07 am   #16
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11:09 Mar 27 QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Warning Zone Cardwell to St Lawrence. Watch extends inland areas Lucinda & Mackay for Cat 3 Debbie

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QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Warning Zone Cardwell to St Lawrence. Watch extends inland areas Lucinda & Mackay for Cat 3 Debbie

Issued at 10:59 am EST on Monday 27 March 2017 Headline:

Debbie becomes a severe category 3 system, expected to intensity further on approach to the north Queensland coast.

Areas Affected:

Warning Zone Cardwell to St Lawrence including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, and inland of Bowen including Charters Towers.

Watch Zone inland areas between Lucinda and Mackay including Pentland, and Mount Coolon.

Cancelled Zone None.

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 10:00 am AEST:

Intensity: Category 3, sustained winds near the centre of 120 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 165 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 35 kilometres of 19.1 degrees South 150.4 degrees East, estimated to be 375 kilometres east of Townsville and 250 kilometres east northeast of Bowen.

Movement: south southwest at 7 kilometres per hour.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie has recently strengthened into a category 3 system, and is expected to intensify further as it continues to move west-southwest towards the Queensland coast today. Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie is forecast to make landfall as a severe tropical cyclone between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough, north of Mackay, on Tuesday morning. Hazards:

GALES are now occuring about the Whitsunday Islands, and are expected to extend to the exposed coast and islands elsewhere between Ayr and Mackay this morning and early afternoon. GALES could extend to remaining coastal and adjacent inland areas between Townsville and St Lawrence later today before potentially extending further north to Cardwell and further west to inland locations such as Charters Towers, Pentland and Mount Coolon on Tuesday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h may develop about the exposed coast and islands between Cape Upstart and Mackay during the afternoon. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may extend further north along the coast to Townsville overnight and during Tuesday and to adjacent inland areas, including Collinsville, on Tuesday.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to cross the coast between Townsville and Mackay on Tuesday morning with wind gusts potentially to 240 km/h near the centre if the system

Abnormally high tides are expected to occur along the coast between Proserpine and Mackay on the high tides today.

Residents between Cape Ferguson and Mackay are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast on Tuesday morning. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline as the cyclone approaches the coast on Tuesday. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding are expected to develop about parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas later today and continue through Tuesday. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 200 mm, with isolated falls of 400 mm, are also likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area next week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cardwell and Gladstone, extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments. Recommended Action:

People on the Whitsunday Islands should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.

- Boats and outside property should be secured using available daylight hours.

People between Cardwell and St Lawrence, and inland to Collinsville and Charters Towers, should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property.

People inland of Lucinda to Mackay including Pentland and Mount Coolon should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

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Emergency Alert for the Whitsunday region as at 10.50am Mon 27 Mar

27th March 2017 10:52 AM

An Emergency Alert has been issued for a storm surge from the Whitsunday Disaster Management Group.

Evacuations are directed in the Whitsunday Regional Council area for the Red, Orange and Yellow Zones from Dingo Beach north to Cape Upstart including Bowen. Evacuations are also recommended for the Yellow Zone south of Dingo Beach including Airlie Beach and surrounds.

You should warn neighbours, secure belongings and seek safe shelter. For more information listen to local radio or visit Whitsunday Regional Council | Official Website


EMERGENCY ALERT for the WHITSUNDAY region - Queensland Police News
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Emergency Alert for Midge Point (north of Mackay) as at 11.35am Mon 27 Mar

27th March 2017 11:36 AM

An Emergency Alert for a storm surge has been issued by Mackay Regional Council for the Midge Point area. Council has advised of a storm tide warning which may impact the Green, Red, Orange, Brown and Yellow zones on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Residents are advised to act and evacuate now.

Check the Mackay Regional Council Facebook page and listen to radio for further information or phone 07 4951 2466.

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BOM model keeps putting it's landfall up near Ayr/Townsville, but other models suggest Whitsundays between midnight tonight and early next morning.
BOM model seems to have caught up with the rest, with them all converging on a direct hit of the Whitsundays tomorrow morning. That's going to do Queensland tourism no good, after having the Reef bleached and dying.

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BOM model seems to have caught up with the rest, with them all converging on a direct hit of the Whitsundays tomorrow morning. That's going to do Queensland tourism no good, after having the Reef bleached and dying.

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BoM model is rarely the best!! GFS and the European one are usually more accurate.

Storm surge is the biggest worry. Huge areas are being evacuated, though a lot of people are refusing to go. Thats their right, I guess, though a lot of them will scream for help at the last minute, putting emergency services atff in danger rescuing them - happened a fair bit in TC Yasi.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 24
Issued at 5:04 pm EST on Monday 27 March 2017
Headline:
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie expected to intensity further on approach to the north Queensland coast.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Cardwell to St Lawrence including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, and inland ncluding Charters Towers, Pentland, Collinsville, and Mount Coolon..

Watch Zone
inland areas between Lucinda and Pentland.


Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 5:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 3, sustained winds near the centre of 155 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 220 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 30 kilometres of 19.5 degrees South 150.1 degrees East, estimated to be 200 kilometres east northeast of Bowen and 205 kilometres north northeast of Mackay.

Movement: southwest at 6 kilometres per hour.

Severe Tropical cyclone Debbie strengthened into a category 3 system this morning, and is expected to intensify further as it continues to move west-southwest towards the north Queensland coast today and overnight tonight. Severe Tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to make landfall as a category 4 tropical cyclone between Cape Upstart and Cape Hillsborough north of Mackay on Tuesday morning.

Hazards:
GALES are now occuring about the Whitsunday Islands and the nearby coast, extending south to about Sarina, and are expected to extend to the remaining exposed coast and islands elsewhere between Ayr and St Lawrence this evening, and potentially extending further northwest to Cardwell and further inland to locations such as Charters Towers, Pentland and Mount Coolon on overnight and Tuesday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h may develop about the exposed coast and islands between Cape Upstart and Mackay during the remainder of the afternoon and evening. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may extend further northwest along the coast to Townsville overnight and during Tuesday and to adjacent inland areas, including Collinsville, during the day on Tuesday.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to cross the coast between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough north of Mackay on Tuesday morning with wind gusts potentially to 260 km/h near the centre of the system.

Residents between Cape Upstart and St Lawrence are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast on Tuesday morning. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline as the cyclone approaches the coast on Tuesday. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding have developed around the central coast and Whitsundays and are expected to spread to other parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas tonight and continue through Tuesday. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 150 to 250 mm, with isolated event totals of 500 mm, are also likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area next week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and Gladstone, extending inland to the Upper Flinders, Thomson and Barcoo catchments.

Recommended Action:
People between from Bowen to Sarina, including the Whitsunday Islands should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.

- Boats and outside property should be secured using available daylight hours.

People between Cardwell and St Lawrence, and inland to Collinsville and Charters Towers, should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property.

People inland of Lucinda to Mackay including Pentland and Mount Coolon should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.


- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 6:00 pm AEST Monday 27 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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BoM model is rarely the best!! GFS and the European one are usually more accurate.

Storm surge is the biggest worry. Huge areas are being evacuated, though a lot of people are refusing to go. Thats their right, I guess, though a lot of them will scream for help at the last minute, putting emergency services atff in danger rescuing them - happened a fair bit in TC Yasi.
Yeah, and high tide looks to be close to the impact time of the eye with the Whitsundays (although obviously it's still quite a way out).

I remember seeing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew with beachfront hotels. They survived, but the beach was inside the ground and first floors afterwards - and the hotels were abandoned.
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Yeah, and high tide looks to be close to the impact time of the eye with the Whitsundays (although obviously it's still quite a way out).

I remember seeing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew with beachfront hotels. They survived, but the beach was inside the ground and first floors afterwards - and the hotels were abandoned.
Yep, impact is expected to be around high tide, and unfortunatey it has moved nearer the Whitsundays, which are a big risk.

I saw some impact pics taken at Hull Heads after Yasi. The storm surge had come up the beach and gone straight through the single storey houses. a fair way behind the houses was a huge line of debris, piled high, where the water had taken everything from the houses on its way through and then dumped it further inland.
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Now a Category Four - due to make land near Bowen about 8am.

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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 27
Issued at 7:59 pm EST on Monday 27 March 2017
Headline:
Severe tropical cyclone Debbie has intensified to category 4.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Cardwell to St Lawrence, including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, extending inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon..

Watch Zone
Areas further inland including Pentland and Moranbah..

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 8:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 4, sustained winds near the centre of 165 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 250 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 30 kilometres of 19.5 degrees South 149.8 degrees East, estimated to be 170 kilometres east northeast of Bowen and 195 kilometres north northeast of Mackay.

Movement: west southwest at 9 kilometres per hour.

Severe tropical cyclone Debbie has strengthened into a category 4 system. It may intensify further as it continues to move west-southwest towards the north Queensland coast tonight. Severe tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to make landfall between Cape Upstart and Cape Hillsborough (north of Mackay) on Tuesday morning.


Hazards:
The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to cross the coast between Cape Upstart and Cape Hillsborough (north of Mackay) on Tuesday morning with wind gusts potentially to 275 km/h near the centre of the system.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h will develop about the exposed coast and islands between Cape Upstart and Mackay tonight. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may extend further northwest along the coast to Townsville and to adjacent inland areas, including Collinsville, during the day on Tuesday.

GALES are now occurring about the Whitsunday Islands and the nearby coast, extending south to about Sarina, and are expected to extend to the remaining exposed coast and islands elsewhere between Ayr and St Lawrence this evening. GALES could potentially extend further northwest to Cardwell and further inland to locations such as Charters Towers, and Mount Coolon on Tuesday.

GALES may extend further inland to locations such as Pentland and Moranbah as the weakening cyclone moves further inland on Tuesday night.

Residents between Cape Upstart and St Lawrence are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast on Tuesday morning. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline as the cyclone approaches the coast on Tuesday. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding have developed around the central coast and Whitsundays and are expected to spread to other parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas tonight and continue through Tuesday. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 150 to 250 mm, with isolated event totals of 500 mm, are also likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area next week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and Gladstone, extending inland to the Upper Flinders, Thomson and Barcoo catchments.

Recommended Action:
People on the Whitsunday Islands should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.

People between Cardwell and St Lawrence, and inland to Collinsville, Charters Towers, and Mount Coolon should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property.

- Boats and outside property should be secured using available daylight hours.

People further inland, including Pentland, and Moranbah, should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 9:00 pm AEST Monday 27 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: Current Tropical Cyclones
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Yep, impact is expected to be around high tide, and unfortunatey it has moved nearer the Whitsundays, which are a big risk.
Zagged further north again with the latest track - as a cat 4
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Hamilton Island - 263km/h!

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I think their thermometer is probably broken too!
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I think their thermometer is probably broken too!
At least their wind measurements are still coming through. I remember in Yasi when the whole weather station on Willis Island got blown to bits!
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 45
Issued at 2:00 pm EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017
Headline:
Eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie now impacting the Whitsunday Islands and nearby mainland.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Townsville to St Lawrence, including Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, extending inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, and Pentland.

Watch Zone
None.

Cancelled Zone
Lucinda to Townsville.

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 2:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 4, sustained winds near the centre of 175 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 250 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 20 kilometres of 20.3 degrees South 148.6 degrees East, estimated to be 45 kilometres southeast of Bowen and 15 kilometres north of Proserpine.

Movement: southwest at 11 kilometres per hour.

Severe tropical cyclone Debbie is a category 4 cyclone. The system is forecast to move slowly southwest over the next 12 to 18 hours before curving to a more southerly track over inland Queensland. The cyclone is making landfall on the mainland near Airlie Beach, and will move gradually inland through this afternoon and evening. As the system moves inland, the peak winds near the centre will begin to weaken rapidly.

Recent significant wind gust observations include:

- 262 km/h at Hamilton Island airport at 10:30 am

- 165 km/h at Proserpine Airport 12:57 am

- 148 km/h at Bowen Airport at 1:35 pm

Hazards:
The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of severe tropical cyclone Debbie is now impacting the Whitsunday Islands and the nearby mainland. The centre of the system is making landfall on mainland coast between Bowen and Airlie Beach with wind gusts potentially to 230 km/h near the centre.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h are occurring about the coast and islands between about Cape Upstart and Midge Point, including Bowen and Proserpine, and will extend further along the coast to areas between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough (north of Mackay) during this afternoon. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may extend further northwest along the coast to Ayr and to adjacent inland areas, including Collinsville, and Mount Coolon late today into this evening. Destructive winds are no longer expected in Townsville, Charters Towers, Mackay or Sarina.

GALES are now occurring about the coast and islands between about Cape Bowling Green and Sarina. These GALES are expected to extend to the remaining coastal and island areas between Townsville and St Lawrence later today. GALES could potentially extend further north to Lucinda and further inland to locations such as Charters Towers, Pentland, Mount Coolon, and Moranbah this afternoon and tonight.

Residents between Abbot Point and St Lawrence are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level which will be significantly above the normal tide, with damaging waves, strong currents and flooding of low-lying areas extending some way inland. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding have developed around the Central Coast and Whitsundays district. These heavy rain areas are expected to spread further inland through central and southeastern Queensland. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 150 to 250 mm are expected, with significantly higher totals possible locally. This is likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area this week, and a Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Ayr and the NSW border, extending inland to parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego, and Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts.

Recommended Action:
- People in the path of the very dangerous cyclone should stay calm and remain in a secure shelter - above the expected water level - while the very destructive winds continue.

- Do not venture outside if you find yourself in the eye of the cyclone - very destructive winds from a different direction could resume at any time.

- Follow the evacuation advice or directions of Police, Emergency Services personnel and local authorities.

People elsewhere along the coast between Lucinda and St Lawrence and adjacent inland areas, including Collinsville, Charters Towers, Pentland and Moranbah, should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.

- Boats and outside property should be secured.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage)..

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 3:00 pm AEST Tuesday 28 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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For Queensland people to the south of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie

The curent predcited track takes TC Debbie inland before curving south. She will still be a strong system and will bring gale froce winds and heavy rain, possibly leading to flash flooding.

Although the track may change, current modelling favours a track that takes her down through the state before curving back into the Coral Sea via the Brisbane area on early Friday morning. She is still expected to be a strong system when she impacts Brisbane.

Please monitor the BoM weather warnings.

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warn....shtml?ref=hdr
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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS
For people in parts of the
Capricornia and
Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:15 am Tuesday, 28 March 2017.
Synoptic Situation:
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to track west-southwest towards the Queensland coast and is expected to cross the central Queensland coast early this afternoon as a category 4 system.
Bands of thunderstorms are expected to develop well to the south of the cyclone and are likely to move onto the coast and adjacent inland areas between St Lawrence and Town Of 1770 through today. These thunderstorms may produce localised areas of destructive wind gusts in excess of 125 km/hr within the warning zone.
A Tropical Cyclone Warning is current from Lucinda to St Lawrence, including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, extending inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, and Pentland.
Please refer to the Tropical Cyclone Track Map and Tropical Cyclone Advice for further details.
Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Marlborough, St Lawrence and Town Of 1770.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Tuesday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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