Cyclones & Hurricanes
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Queensland has been hit with yet another natural disaster, this time a cyclone up north. And sadly, for a state still struggling to recover from the floods further south, it was massive.
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In 1974 Cyclone Tracy destroyed the City of Darwin in north Australia in a few hours.
Cyclone Tracy, Christmas 1974
Tropical cyclones threaten northern Australia every year. Recent Australian flooding and cyclonic events can be largely explained by a strong La Niña.
30 January - 3 February 2011
The Australian Tropical Cyclone Database
Hurricanes are mind-boggling in their size and strength.
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Click Here to learn more about hurricanes from UCAR. What is storm surge? Storm surges are frequently the most devastating element of a hurricane.
As hurricane Sandy made its way to the Eastern coast of the United States in October 2012, meteorologists called the storm unprecedented in terms of its potential for damage and fatalities. Few events on Earth rival the sheer power of a hurricane .
Posted 5 December 2012 Sandy strikes Eastern Seaboard