Houses were destroyed, roofs ripped off, and tropical
once again turned into heaps of bare tree trunks. Banana fields were
flattened and banana prices went ten times up just like after Larry.
Larry's centre crossed the coast at Innisfail and had a path of
devastation between Cairns in north and Cardwell in south, with some of
the most devastated towns being Innisfail, Babinda and Mission
Yasi had a wider path and more southern direction, and affected the
area between Innisfail in north and Townsville in south, with some of
the most devasted places being Cardwell, Tully Heads, and again,
Mission Beach, which was probably the only township that coped both
cyclones so badly. Quite a lot of devastation also happened in Ingham
Townsville, however they didn't cope it quite as badly as Cardwell,
Tully and Mission Beach.
Mission Beach rainforest recovering five months after
With the current global
warming tropical cyclones have been
predicted to become stronger and more numerous, however we may be quite
safe for the next few years while La Nina is around instead of El Nino.
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