Factbox: Australia's worst recent cyclones
Feb 1, 2011 5:04:46 PM- abc.net.au
Some of the worst cyclones to lash the Australian coast since 1970.CYCLONE TRACY (1974), a category four, struck Darwin in the Northern Territory on Christmas Eve. It remains Australia's most destructive with winds of around 250 kilometres per hour. Seventy-one people were killed, and many thousands injured. Of a population of 43,000, 25,000 were left homeless, according to the Australian government.
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