Cyclone Debbie batters Queensland coast with 'howling winds, torrential rain' – live updates - News Summed Up

Cyclone Debbie batters Queensland coast with 'howling winds, torrential rain' – live updates


The last time Bowen, population 10,000, was rebuilt after a major cyclone was in 1958, when it was “wiped nearly off the map”, Brunker said. This meant much of the local housing dates to before cyclone ratings were introduced to building codes in the early 1980s. “It’s a huge concern because [Cyclone Debbie] is going so slow. The modern-day Horseshoe Bay Road was now set back 150 metres from where the old road was, “that’s how much [foreshore] we’ve lost in 50 years”, he said. “I took some before and after shots last Wednesday so it’ll be interesting what comes about.”


Source: The Guardian March 27, 2017 19:15 UTC



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