What towns did Cyclone Yasi impact?

Considerable damage occurred to the towns of Tully, Cardwell, Tully Heads, Innisfail, Ingham, Mission Beach, El Arish, Silkwood and Silky Oak and localities, however, the cyclone’s worst impact missed the major centres of Townsville and Cairns.

Where did Cyclone Yasi impact?

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.

What took place during Cyclone Yasi?

Many houses had their roofs torn off; others were flattened. About 1,000 people reported significant damage to their homes. The storm cut power to more than 200,000 properties and a month after the cyclone hit there were still 700 properties without power because they had not been deemed safe for reconnection.

Where did Cyclone Yasi start and end?

Summary. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi began developing as a tropical low northwest of Fiji on 29th January and started tracking on a general westward track. The system quickly intensified to a cyclone category to the north of Vanuatu and was named Yasi at 10pm on the 30th by Fiji Meteorological Service.

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Has Australia ever had a category 5 cyclone?

A total of 47 recorded tropical cyclones have peaked at Category 5 strength in the Australian region, which is denoted as the part of the Southern Hemisphere between 90°E and 160°E.


Name Yasi
Dates as a Category 5 2 February 2011
Sustained wind speeds 205 km/h (125 mph)
Pressure 929 hPa (27.43 inHg)

How much money did Cyclone Yasi cost?

The storm caused an estimated AU$3.5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in damage, making it the costliest tropical cyclone to hit Australia on record (not accounting for inflation; otherwise, Cyclone Tracy was costlier).

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.

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.

Which cyclone was Australia’s most destructive and why?

Cyclone Mahina was the deadliest tropical cyclone in Australia’s recorded history, and probably one of the most intense ever recorded.

How did cyclone Yasi affect the economy?

Impacts on the economy

Many boats and yachts were destroyed due to the gale force winds of Yasi. Total damage was approximately totalled at 3.6 billion dollars and therefore majorly affecting the Australian Economy. … Cyclone Yasi had also destroyed 15% of all sugar crops in Australia (50% in QLD).

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What cyclones have hit Cairns?


  • Cyclone Yasi, 2011.
  • Cyclone Larry, 2006.
  • Cyclone Abigail, 2001.
  • Cyclone Steve, 2000.
  • Cyclone Rona, 1999.
  • Cyclone Justin, 1997.

How many cyclones have hit Cairns?

Since Cairns was founded in 1876, there have been at least 53 cyclones which have had a reported or measured impact on the city. Cairns comes under the influence of tropical cyclones on average, at least once every two years.

Did cyclone YAAS hit?

The ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ Yaas that made landfall south of Balasore in Odisha on Wednesday tore into the bordering regions of West Bengal and Odisha and weakened into a cyclonic storm, leaving behind a trail of destruction in its wake on the eastern coast.

Is there any cyclone in Bay of Bengal?

In the last four years 12 cyclones have formed in the Bay and ravaged the Eastern coastal states of India. Out of five cyclones that the Indian coastline witnessed in a year, four originated in the Bay of Bengal and only one in the Arabian Sea.

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