QUEENSLAND authorities have urged all residents to still take care now the worst of Cyclone Debbie has hit. They warn the period immediately after a cyclone has passed can be just as dangerous as the cyclone itself. A State Emergency Service spokesman said it was important not to begin the clean-up until authorities had given the okay to do so. “You’ve got a lot of debris around, also sometimes you’ve got wind gusts that pick up very quickly where you may think it’s calm,” the spokesman said. He said residents needed to be aware of fallen powerlines, debris on the ground and possible flooding. Once advised the cyclone had passed, residents must adhere to the following: listen to your radio and remain indoors until advised; if you are told to return to your home, do so using recommended routes; do not go sightseeing; check on your neighbours if necessary; do not use electrical appliances that have been wet until they are checked for safety; boil or purify your water until supplies are declared safe; stay away from damaged powerlines, fallen trees and floodwater; if your home has become uninhabitable due to cyclone damage, contact your local council to identify where you can seek further assistance.