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Australia’s Extreme Weather: Cyclone Leaves Beach Towns Covered In Sea Foam
January 28, 2013
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A number of beach towns in Queensland, Australia looks like a giant bubble bath today.

The town of Mooloolaba has been hit with a rather unusual natural phenomenon - it is covered in sea foam. Check out the video.

A tropical cyclone hit Australia's Sunshine Coast last week. The foam is created when strong waves force air into the water, which then surges onshore.

In some cases, witnesses said the foam was anywhere from four to nine feet high.

It's not all fun and games, however. The extreme weather has caused widespread flooding - with waves up to 18 feet high during the height of the cyclone.

The storm cut power to thousands of homes and left many people waiting to be rescued in dangerous conditions.

In some areas, entire towns and cities are cut off with no way in or out except by boat or helicopter.


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