Did You Know – Most Expensive Cyclone ever?

TC Debbie is the 2nd most expensive cyclone in Australia’s history only second to Darwin’s Cyclone Tracey in 1974. North Queensland has a history of devastating natural disasters including cyclones and floods. Some of the more significant events affecting the region…

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Cyclone Debbie – ICA Statistics

Cyclone Debbie – By The Numbers As we are now past the twelve month anniversary of TC Debbie the Insurance Council of Australia have updated their statistics as to the cost and analysis of the cyclone.  Details are correct as at…

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Walker Predicts Queensland Cyclone

Long range forecaster Hayden Walker from Walker’s Weather is predicting a cyclone will begin developing late February and cross the coast between North and Central Queensland in early March. The son of Lennox Walker, the world-famous Australian Long Range Weather Forecaster,…

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Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook 2017-18

On Thursday 12 October 2017 the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) released the Tropical Cyclone seasonal outlook for The Coral Sea which includes the number of cyclones that will impact Queensland this year. The outlook highlights: A 54% chance of an…

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Roof Uplift

During the response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie we paid close attention to roof uplift. As you can imagine, an incorrect assessment of the roof could mean the difference between putting a new roof on when it is not required or…

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Lessons Learned – TC Debbie

Griffith University – Logistic Lessons from TC Debbie Preparation is key – particularly when facing a potentially devastating natural disaster. Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in March, bringing with it cyclonic winds and flooding, and causing damage to thousands of…

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Ambrose Building – We are Local

At Ambrose Building, it really hits home when we respond to natural disasters like Tropical Cyclone Debbie, that we are very proud to be a family owned Queensland company, that employs locals in each of our offices in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg,…

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Channel 7 – Ambrose Building and Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie was touted to be the most dangerous cyclone to impact Queensland since Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Forming as a tropical low on 23 March, the low gradually intensified to a named tropical cyclone on 26 March 2017. After…

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February 2017 – Weather Wrap-up

The Bureau of Meteorology reported this month that Brisbane had its warmest February on record in terms of mean temperature. Brisbane also had its highest February mean maximum temperature on record and second-warmest February mean minimum temperature on record. Rainfall…

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