How many people were injured or died in Cyclone Yasi?

Category 5 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Fatalities 1 indirect
Damage $3.6 billion (2011 USD) (Costliest tropical cyclone in the Australian region basin)
Areas affected Tuvalu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Australia
Part of the 2010–11 South Pacific and Australian region cyclone seasons

Did Cyclone Yasi kill anyone?

Its 350 kilometre per hour winds killed over 400 people, the largest death toll in any natural disaster in Australian history. “But for Queensland, Yasi is the most intense since Innisfail in 1918.”

What damage did Cyclone Yasi do?

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.

How did the one person died in Cyclone Yasi?

The first confirmed fatality of Cyclone Yasi is a man who asphyxiated on fumes spewed out by a generator he was using while sheltering from the devastating storm. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says the 23-year-old was overwhelmed by diesel fumes in a small room of a house in Bambaroo, near Ingham.

How bad is a category 4 cyclone?

Category four (severe tropical cyclone)

Dangerous airborne debris. Widespread power failures. A category four cyclone’s strongest winds are VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds with typical gusts over open flat land of 225-279kph. These winds correspond to the highest category on the Beaufort scale, Beaufort 12 (hurricane).

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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.

Has a typhoon ever hit Australia?

Cyclone Mahina was the deadliest cyclone in recorded Australian history, and also likely the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Mahina struck Bathurst Bay, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, on 4 March 1899, and its winds and enormous storm surge combined to kill more than 300 people.

How many cyclones have hit Queensland?

Since 1858, there have been 207 tropical cyclones along the east coast of Queensland with the majority hitting North Queensland.

How many houses did cyclone Yasi destroy?

Only one person died, asphyxiated by generator fumes in the building where he was sheltering, but the cyclone destroyed almost 150 homes and left another 650 uninhabitable. The cost to Australian agriculture was estimated at $800 million.

Is a Category 1 cyclone bad?

Category 1 hurricanes have wind speeds between 74 and 95 mph. These have very dangerous winds that produce some damage. Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and trees with shallow roots may be toppled.

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