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  Event Details  
  Event Title   North and Central Coast, Qld: Cyclone   
  Event Category   Cyclone   
  GLIDE Number      
  Event Start Date   12/23/1990   
  Event End Date   01/07/1991   
 

Duration of Event

  15 day/s   
         
  Location  
  Zone   Queensland   
  Region   Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville   
  Map   102, 88, 79, 103   
         
  Human Casualties  
  People Killed    
  People Injured    
  People Affected      
  People Homeless      
  People Evacuated      
         
  Property Damaged   Damaged Destroyed  
  Buildings   100      
  Boats   50      
         
  Financial Cost  
  Insured Cost  
$30,000,000.00 
   
  Loss Assessment Cost  
 
   
  Commercial/Industry Cost  
 
   
  Total Cost  
$30,000,000.00 
   
  Cost Source      
  Cost Type      
         
  Information Sources  
  Source/s   Printed Press - Major Daily Newspapers
Government Agency - Bureau of Meteorology
Business or Professional Association - Insurance Council of Australia
Publication/Report - Macquarie Book of Events 
 
  Description      
         
  Severity/ Impact      
  Impact Range      
         
  Details  
  Beginning 24 December, the fringe of TC Joy brought torrential rain. North Queensland airports were closed as widespread wind damage and extensive coastal flooding (including many homes and businesses in Rockhampton) occurred in Dec 1990 and Jan 1991 (see 'Related events' for flood impacts).

Large crop losses were also incurred. In early 1991 Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton were declared disaster areas.

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