What did we learn from Cyclone Tracy?
One of the clearest lessons learned from the damage caused by Cyclone Tracy was that buildings with engineering input into their design and construction performed considerably better than those without.
What was the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy?
It is estimated that Cyclone Tracy killed 71 people, with at least 22 people lost at sea. Between 80 to 90 per cent of housing was destroyed and tens of thousands were left homeless.
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.
Why is Darwin prone to cyclones?
The Northern Territory is prone to tropical cyclones from November to April. … Cyclones are dangerous because the winds can be destructive, and because heavy rainfall and storm surges (raised tidal levels) can cause flooding in low-level coastal areas.