On another note, I grew up in Cairns/Townsville and watched the cyclones every year.
I have lost
2 houses due to cyclonic winds.
Every year the government/ media go on about storm surge.
And yet every year the cyclones seem to hit at low tide.
I don't know why, it can't be just luck? but i have seen it time and time again.
Obviously the marina at Cardwell was not designed properly (Short piles) I guess, who allowed it to be built to a cat 3 cyclone???
With the global warming concept
totally swallowed by governments we would never ever see the past weather
patterns return,I quess.
If the cyclone had hit at high tide all of those boats would have been in Alice springs by now.