Ita storm is expected to hit the mainland on Friday ( 11/4 ) afternoon between Cape Melville and Cape Tribulation , along with a high tide .
According to the weather bureau , the storm was bringing dangerous winds with speeds up to 300 km / h in around its center .
Residents of Cooktown , Ivan Juff , say , the local residents were worried but he decided to stay .
The weather bureau said , this storm is the most powerful near- coastal Queensland since Cyclone Yasi in 2011 .
Be warned that the Cassowary Coast may be washed up to 300 millimeters of rainfall every six hours for several days after Hurricane Ita arrived .
At 8:50 am local time ( Friday, 11/04/2014 ) storms that have devastated the Solomon Islands was estimated to be 220 kilometers northeast of Cooktown and 370 kilometers north of Cairns , and moving toward the northwest at 10 kilometers per hours .
Cassowary Coast from the weather bureau said , Ita pose a serious threat to coastal communities .
The authorities in the region said they were prepared for the possibility of power failure up to a month in some communities .
Rescue teams and emergency volunteers on alert in Cooktown and Cairns .
Cooktown residents warned that the houses were built before 1985 may not be able to survive the storm Ita .
It is estimated that one-third occupancy in the town of 2400 people, it may be vulnerable to hurricanes , and Campbell Newman Queensland Chief Minister urged the residents of these homes in order to seek refuge elsewhere .
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Newman warns , Cyclone Ita potentially large storm similar to Hurricane Haiyan in the Philippines last November . He said the category five storm so devastating .