How Queensland is preparing for the worst weather event in two years

Feb 19, 2015 at 1:07 a.m. ET

Prepare yourself, Queenslanders. Cyclone Marcia is on its way and it's bringing the biggest weather event the state has seen in two years.

It doesn't take much for Queenslanders to remember what it's like to go through harsh weather conditions. Cyclones, flash flooding — they've become a regular disturbance that you learn to live with and prepare for.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia is set to hit across the central Queensland coast on Friday morning, while Cyclone Lam has hit the Northern Territory, but people are keeping their senses of humour in the lead-up to what has been called the biggest weather event in Queensland in the last two years.

Cyclone Marcia, Marcia, Marcia is on its way:

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And if you're looking for a bar in Yeppoon, this one isn't closing anytime soon:

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This sausage dog is getting a swim in before the cyclone hits:

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Storm checklist: Torch, matches and lollies ready to go:

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If only we could all relax as much as this little guy:

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This dill got his Brady Bunch characters mixed up:

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For help during a flood or storm, call the SES on 132 500 or 000 for life-threatening emergencies.

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