Australia's east coast battered by cyclone-like storm

April 21, 2015 2:26 AM

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SYDNEY, April 21 (Reuters) - Cyclone-strength winds, huge seas, torrential rain and flash flooding battered Australia's east coast on Tuesday, leaving one woman critically injured and more than 100,000 homes without power.

Destructive winds of up to 135 kph (85 mph) ripped up trees by their roots, some crushing cars, tore down building awnings and scaffolding, and even overturned a car.

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