TC Debbie is the 2nd most expensive cyclone in Australia’s history only second to Darwin’s Cyclone Tracey in 1974.

North Queensland has a history of devastating natural disasters including cyclones and floods.

Some of the more significant events affecting the region include:

2006 – Tropical Cyclone Larry

2008 – the Mackay floods

2011 – Tropical Cyclone Yasi

2013 – the floods of Tropical Cyclone Oswald

2014 – Tropical Cyclone Ita

2015 – Cyclone Marcia