Why was Cyclone Tracy so devastating?
The damaging impacts of Cyclone Tracy were the result of a ‘direct hit’ on Darwin. Damage to buildings was worsened because Tracy was a slow moving storm resulting in extended periods of exposure to high winds. … The community, government and emergency management team did very little to prepare for Cyclone Tracy.
Why is Darwin prone to cyclones?
The Northern Territory is prone to tropical cyclones from November to April. … Cyclones are dangerous because the winds can be destructive, and because heavy rainfall and storm surges (raised tidal levels) can cause flooding in low-level coastal areas.