Frequent question: How much did Darwin destroy Cyclone Tracy?

How did Cyclone Tracy change Darwin Australia?

Cyclone Tracy was a tropical cyclone that devastated the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia from 24 to 26 December 1974. … It destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin’s buildings, including 80 percent of houses.

How much did it cost to repair Darwin after Cyclone Tracy?

After the cyclone passed, approximately 60% of Darwin’s houses were destroyed beyond repair with only 6% considered immediately habitable. The estimated cost of the event is in the order of about $400-500 million (in 1974 dollars), which equates to between $2 billion and $4 billion in today’s money.

When was the last cyclone in Darwin?

It was also the strongest tropical cyclone since Tracy to hit Darwin, making landfall there as a Category 2 tropical cyclone.

Cyclone Marcus.

Category 5 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Formed 14 March 2018
Dissipated 27 March 2018
(Extratropical after 24 March)
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