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    Just been doing a bit of research on Tracy.. It was quite small, but intense...

    Cyclone Tracy was a tropical cyclone that devastated the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, 1974. It is the most compact hurricane or equivalent-strength tropical cyclone on record in the Australian basin, with gale-force winds extending only 48 kilometres (30 mi) from the centre and was the most compact system worldwide until 2008 when Tropical Storm Marco of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season broke the record, with gale-force winds extending only 19 kilometres (12 mi) from the centre.[1][2] After forming over the Arafura Sea, the storm moved southwards and affected the city with Category 4 winds on the Australian cyclone intensity scale, while there is evidence to suggest that it had reached Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale when it made landfall.[3]
    Tracy killed 71 people, caused $837 million in damage (1974 AUD) and destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses.[4] Tracy left more than 41,000 out of the 47,000 inhabitants of the city homeless prior to landfall and required the evacuation of over 30,000 people.[5] Most of Darwin's population was evacuated to Adelaide, Whyalla, Alice Springs and Sydney, and many never returned to the city. After the storm passed, the city was rebuilt using more modern materials and updated building techniques. Bruce Stannard of The Age stated that Cyclone Tracy was a "disaster of the first magnitude ... without parallel in Australia's history."
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I will always remember our Gorgeous Appaloosa Stallion. he was the seventh Registered Appaloosa in Australia
    That would have been such a sad loss... I would have been devastated by that.. Love horses...
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    My parents sent us to the USA and they stayed in Darwin to help with the rebuilt. My Dad was one of the rebuild Civil Engineers. He loved Darwin and had a lot to do with all the new house designs (cyclone proof). he went from Building bridges and dams to houses
    Personally we were lucky with our house, we had a cyclone shelter built within (central room) and it survived. But the noise, I will never forget the noise
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    The EYE of Yasi is now heading straight to Tully..
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    oh so very sad Newf

    Mitte its almost as if its about to hit here the tension we feel....and so helpless...we feel at a loss as to what we can do but I guess all we can do is wait along everyone else.
    You are far enough down to only get rain off it in the next few days arn't you ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    oh so very sad Newf

    Mitte its almost as if its about to hit here the tension we feel....and so helpless...we feel at a loss as to what we can do but I guess all we can do is wait along everyone else.
    You are far enough down to only get rain off it in the next few days arn't you ?
    Yes.. I feel that I live in the only 'safe' part of QLD in 2011...

    128 km Cairns Radar Loop

    The EYE is now less than 80Km from Innisfail..
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    *shudders*

    So glad to hear that you and the family are safe .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitte View Post
    Thank goodness the building codes were amended as a result of Tracey, so todays buildings are stronger than the day Tracey hit.. Still, there will be a lot of damage south of Cairns to Ingham..
    I dont think its going to help much with the size Yasi. Its huge. I am so glad im safe in Victoria. I know that probably sounds selfish of me. But I am sending all my positive thoughts to all the Queenslanders that are in the firing line of Yasi.
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    Queensland is my home state. Being stuck here in Vic unable to help family and friends is so frustrating right now. All I can do is sit here and hope that the devastation will be as minimal as possible, and send out positive vibes across the ethers. I hope any member with friends, family or themselves in the areas affected remain safe.

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    No deaths or serious injuries

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