Australian region tropical cyclone warnings, forecasts, seasonal outlooks, cyclone history, climatology and related information Hundreds of properties were destroyed in Tuesday’s huge storm. Facts about Cyclone Larry 3: the damaged cost. It’s the biggest one that anyone living today has seen in Queensland,” says Professor Jonathan Nott at James Cook University. Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974. Facts about Cyclone Larry 4: the record. In January 1974 a flood occurred in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia after three weeks of continual rain.
In common usage, “cyclone” refers to a tropical cyclone from a particular part of the world; the same storms, which have winds of 74 miles per hour or greater, are called “hurricanes” and “typhoons” elsewhere. The Brisbane River, which runs through the heart of the city, broke its banks and flooded the surrounding areas. Cyclone Yasi is a big one, with predicted wind speeds of over 295km/h, a core region 500km in diameter, and a zone of associated storm activity spread over 2000km. Due to the high cost of damage, the record of Cyclone Tracy which took place in Australia in 1974 was surpassed by Cyclone Larry. “It’s a serious event. As Cyclone Tracy hit, Bishop Ted had the presence of mind to turn on his tape recorder. But amid the mayhem that followed, he completely forgot about it and it was only after the Cyclone passed he realised he had a live recording of one of biggest events in Australian history. The cyclone that produced the flood also flooded surrounding cities: Ipswich, Beenleigh, and the Gold Coast.. The damage cost of Cyclone Larry was around $1.1 billion USD or A$1.5 billion for the areas affected around Queensland, Australia. Cyclone Debbie: Queensland reels at the scale of destruction ... An aerial image shows damage from Cyclone Debbie near Bowen. Cyclone Debbie's 'destructive core' struck the north coast of Queensland on Tuesday leaving extensive damage behind in its wake - damage is estimated to run into the billions.