Did anyone died in Cyclone Yasi?
Cyclone Yasi, one of the most violent storms to hit Australia in a century, has left thousands homeless, wiped out agricultural crops and further disrupted mining in Queensland state, but no deaths have been reported yet.
What did Cyclone Yasi cause?
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 happened during Cyclone Yasi?
Who did Cyclone Yasi impact?
When did Cyclone Yasi start?
January 26, 2011
Cyclone Yasi/Start dates
Where did Cyclone Yasi hit in North Queensland?
North Queensland’s major cities, Cairns and Townsville, were spared major damage, although large trees were uprooted and powerlines brought down. Instead, Cyclone Yasi had its biggest impact in smaller towns. Tully, Mission Beach, Cardwell, Silkwood and Innisfail bore the brunt of the monster storm’s wrath.
When did Cyclone Yasi hit Fiji in 2011?
Cyclone Yasi developed as a tropical low north-west of Fiji on 29 January 2011. On 30 January, it was named Yasi by the Fiji Meteorological Service. On 2 February, it was upgraded to a Category 5 system and made landfall near Mission Beach (138 kilometres south of Cairns) between midnight and 1:00am (AEST) early on Thursday 3 February.
What was the name of the cyclone that hit Queensland?
Cyclone Yasi was the second major cyclone to hit north Queensland in four days, as it had already survived category two Cyclone Anthony, which crossed the coast on January 30. Authorities said Cyclone Anthony was a “good test run for the region’s emergency services” as Yasi was already brewing in the Pacific Ocean as a much larger storm.
How did Cyclone Tracy affect Australia in 1974?
The readiness of Australians for Yasi was in stark contrast to cyclone Tracy, which struck Darwin on Christmas Day in 1974 and took many people by surprise, killing 65 and destroying more than 70% of the city’s homes. After plenty of warnings to leave vulnerable and low-lying homes, evacuation centres became so full that people were turned away.