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What was the damage of cyclone Yasi?

What was the damage of cyclone Yasi?

The cyclone caused widespread damage between Cooktown and Townsville and destroyed homes, businesses, infrastructure and crops. It damaged more than 9,000 kilometres of road and affected more than 4,500 kilometres of the Queensland Rail network.

Did anyone died in Cyclone Yasi?

Although Yasi was one of the most powerful cyclones to have affected Queenslanders since records commenced, only one cyclone-related death was recorded. A man died while sheltering in his home, asphyxiated on fumes spewed out by a generator he was using in a confined space.

Is cyclone Yasa stronger than Winston?

As the storm approached on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Bainimarama said Yasa would “easily surpass” the strength of 2016’s Cyclone Winston, referring to the southern hemisphere’s most intense tropical storm on record, which killed more than 40 Fijians and left tens of thousands of people homeless.

What was the damage from Tropical Cyclone Larry?

Fortunately, no lives were lost and no serious injuries were reported. However, between Babinda and Tully, damage to infrastructure and crops was extensive with the total estimated loss upwards of half a billion dollars. To a somewhat lesser extent, damage also occurred in areas north to Cairns, south to Cardwell and on the Atherton Tablelands.

Where was Cyclone Larry last night in Australia?

Cyclone Wati was last night 1,400km east of Cairns and moving slowly westward. While Larry is the first category five cyclone to cross the coast since 1918, up to a dozen dangerous cyclones form every season—November to April—off the northern coasts of Australia, according to Bureau of Meteorology data.

How much damage did Larry do to Innisfail?

Larry remained at hurricane-force intensity as it moved over the Atherton Tablelands. It maintained at tropical cyclone strength until 1400 UTC 21 March. Extensive damage to infrastructure and crops in the area around Innisfail was estimated at upwards of AUS$500 million. About 10 000 houses were damaged.

When did Cyclone Larry start to form in Fiji?

Given the well-known danger of cyclones at this time of the year, federal and state authorities had ample warning. Larry first formed as a tropical storm off Fiji last Tuesday, and was declared a cyclone on Saturday morning, before being upgraded early on Sunday to a category four cyclone, 24 hours before it struck the coast.