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Australian Politics Forum - Cyclone Yasi

CYCLONE YASI CYCLONE LARRY HURRICANE KATRINA 2005 CYCLONE TRACY 2011 2006 1974 CATEGORY 5 CATEGORY 4 CATEGORY 5 CATEGORY 4 LANDFALL: Expected to hit LANDFALL: Lousiana, LANDFALL: Darwin December 25. 1974. LANDFALL: Innisfail area March between Innisfail and Cardwell at 20, 2006 Mississippi, Florida, August 2005 midnight. STORM SURGE: Clump Point 2.30m; Cardwell 1.76m; Mourilyan 1.34m. Highest inundation recorded was 4.9m STORM SURGE: Florida 8.2m; Lousiana - highest recorded at St Tammany Parish 4.9m; Mississippi 8.2m. STORM SURGE: Darwin Wharf STORM SURGE: Cardwell 1.6m; Casuarina Beach 4m 6.5-7m above normal; Townsville 3m. RAINFALL: Darwin recorded above expected tide at Bingil Bay. 280mm in 24 hours. RAINFALL: Lousiana 380mm; Florida 350mm; Mississippi 250mm RAINFALL: 1,000mm predicted. DAMAGE: Potentially devastating to homes and buildings. DAMAGE: Over $800 million repair bill and around 90 per cent of homes destroyed or damaged. RAINFALL: Gereta Station 436mm (highest recorded); Johnstone River catchment 273mm; Babinda 230mm; Innisfail 289mm (two days after). DAMAGE: Approx $US91 billion repair bill; rebuilding process is ongoing. DEATH TOLL: 71 DEATH TOLL: No deaths recorded. DAMAGE: $1.5 billion to Innisfail and surrounding areas; severe damage to crops. DEATH TOLL: 1,836. WIND: 280 kph DEATH TOLL: No fatalities. WIND: 295 kph WIND: Gusts of 217 kph recorded before the airport's anemometer was destroyed SIZE: 640km wide WIND: 240 kph EYE: 51km wide SIZE: Approx 200-300km wide. EYE: 35km wide. SIZE: 100km wide. EYE: 25km wide. SIZE: 50 km wide EYE: 12km wide

Australian Politics Forum - Cyclone Yasi

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A CYCLONE described as a "monster, killer storm" is bearing down on Cairns, with communities far to the north, south and west of the northern Queensland tourist centre also braced for its fury. The...




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