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 include:
2006 – Tropical Cyclone Larry
2008 – the Mackay floods
2011 – Tropical Cyclone Yasi
2013 – the floods of Tropical Cyclone Oswald
2014 – Tropical Cyclone Ita
2015 – Cyclone Marcia