How many deaths did Cyclone Yasi cause?

How many people have died from Cyclone Yasi?

Cyclone Yasi

Category 5 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Fatalities 1 indirect
Damage $3.6 billion (2011 USD) (Costliest tropical cyclone in the Australian region basin)
Areas affected Tuvalu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Australia
Part of the 2010–11 South Pacific and Australian region cyclone seasons

How many people did Cyclone Yasi effect?

About 1,000 people reported significant damage to their homes. The storm cut power to more than 200,000 properties and a month after the cyclone hit there were still 700 properties without power – because they had not been deemed safe for reconnection.

How did the one person died in Cyclone Yasi?

The first confirmed fatality of Cyclone Yasi is a man who asphyxiated on fumes spewed out by a generator he was using while sheltering from the devastating storm. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says the 23-year-old was overwhelmed by diesel fumes in a small room of a house in Bambaroo, near Ingham.

Who did Cyclone Yasi affect?

The cyclone caused widespread damage between Cooktown and Townsville and destroyed homes, businesses, infrastructure and crops. It damaged more than 9,000 kilometres of road and affected more than 4,500 kilometres of the Queensland Rail network.

Was Cyclone Yasi the biggest cyclone in Australia?

Ten years since wreaking havoc across the state’s far north, Tropical Cyclone Yasi remains the biggest storm in Queensland’s history.

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How did Cyclone Yasi start?

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi | Bureau of Meteorology Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi began developing as a tropical low northwest of Fiji on 29 January and started tracking on a general westward track.

How much did Cyclone Yasi cost?

In the case of Cyclone Yasi in 2011, these costs could have amounted to more than more than $1.5 billion. This includes impacts such as: death and injuries; • loss of leisure time; • higher crime rates; • dislocation of families; • community upheaval and disruption to local infrastructure; and, business interruption.