Cyclone Yasi

From Greenlivingpedia, a wiki on green living, building and energy

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Revision as of 01:02, 4 February 2011 (edit)
Peter Campbell (Talk | contribs)
(Add costs)
← Previous diff
Revision as of 01:02, 4 February 2011 (edit) (undo)
Peter Campbell (Talk | contribs)
(Fix end ref)
Next diff →
Line 25: Line 25:
* Sugar cane crops flattened and destroyed. * Sugar cane crops flattened and destroyed.
* Banana plantations flattened and destroyed. * Banana plantations flattened and destroyed.
-* Costs to insurers is estimated to be A$3.5b<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/insured-losses-yasi-idUSLDE7121NR20110203 Cyclone Yasi to cost insurers AUS $3.5 bln - forecaster], Reuters<ref>+* Costs to insurers is estimated to be A$3.5b<ref>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/insured-losses-yasi-idUSLDE7121NR20110203 Cyclone Yasi to cost insurers AUS $3.5 bln - forecaster], Reuters</ref>
==Images== ==Images==

Revision as of 01:02, 4 February 2011

Cyclone Yasi, NASA Modis Rapid Response
Cyclone Yasi, NASA Modis Rapid Response
Tropical cyclone Yasi - forecast sea level pressure
Tropical cyclone Yasi - forecast sea level pressure

Cyclone Yasi is a category 5 tropical cyclone that impacted North Queensland on 23:00 Wednesday 2 February 2011.

Cyclone Yasi details:

  • 500km wide
  • 200km eye
  • 7m storm surge
  • 1000m rainfall in some regions
  • Landfall at Innisfail and Cardwell, 1am on Thursday 3 Feb 11

Contents

Forecasts

The wind forecast, as at 10am Wed 2 Feb 2011 was:

  • Maximum winds to 115 knots near the centre.
  • Winds above 64 knots within 30 nautical miles in northern semi-circle and within 50 nautical miles in southern semi-circle with phenomenal seas.
  • Winds above 48 knots within 90 nautical miles in northern semi-circle and within 130 nautical miles in southern semi-circle with very rough to high seas and heavy swell
  • Winds above 34 knots within 190 nautical miles in northern semi-circle and within 280 nautical miles in southern semi-circle with rough to very rough seas and moderate to heavy swell.

Effects and impacts

  • Over 50% of buildings in Innisfail and Cardwell are reported damaged. Mission Beach was also severely damaged.
  • One person was killed, and two are reported missing as at 4 Feb 2011.
  • The Hinchinbrook Marina was destroyed and around $40m of boats piled on top of each other and onto the shore.
  • Sugar cane crops flattened and destroyed.
  • Banana plantations flattened and destroyed.
  • Costs to insurers is estimated to be A$3.5b[1]

Images

See also

External links

References

  1. Cyclone Yasi to cost insurers AUS $3.5 bln - forecaster, Reuters


You can help Greenlivingpedia by adding more content to this stub article. Click on the edit tab above the article title to start editing and adding content.


Personal tools