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  Event Details  
  Event Title   Cairns - Ingham, Qld: Cyclone (incl Floods)   
  Event Category   Cyclone   
  GLIDE Number      
  Event Start Date   03/06/1977   
  Event End Date   03/10/1977   
 

Duration of Event

  4 day/s   
         
  Location  
  Zone   Queensland   
  Region   Cairns   
  Map   102   
         
  Human Casualties  
  People Killed      
  People Injured      
  People Affected      
  People Homeless      
  People Evacuated      
         
  Property Damaged   Damaged Destroyed  
         
  Financial Cost  
  Insured Cost  
 
   
  Loss Assessment Cost  
 
   
  Commercial/Industry Cost  
 
   
  Total Cost  
$0.00 
   
  Cost Source      
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  Information Sources  
  Source/s   Government Agency - Bureau of Meteorology
Publication/Report - Australian Almanac 
 
  Description      
         
  Severity/ Impact      
  Impact Range      
         
  Details  
  'Otto' crossed the coast near Bowen causing minimal wind damage but its very large waves caused extensive beach erosion in southern Qld. and destroyed 1200m of the esplanade at Machans Beach, Cairns. Wave damage also occurred at Hay Point.

Fresh floods also added to those already affexcting the Cairn - Ingham region causing more crop and property damage (see event 6932).