Cyclone Debbie's damage bill is expected to exceed that of Cyclone Yasi which tore through Queensland's north in 2011 and caused about $1.5 billion worth of damage. Even the most trustworthy pets may panic, hide, try to escape, or even bite or scratch. As the huge clean-up operation continues, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has reached out … Victims: Marc Austin, left, Gitana Schiphoni, top right, and Jan Baihn. Many other nearby areas were hit with more than 200mm. WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS: Hamilton Island, which bore the initial brunt of Cyclone Debbie, has substantial structural damage. Cats and dogs are among animals suffering through Cyclone Debbie Debbie tracked southwest, intensifying to severe tropical cyclone strength early on 20 December. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described the cyclone as “equivalent to a one in 100 year event”.
This aerial photo of Australia and Cyclone Debbie is from the Bureau of Meterology on 28 March 2017.
More details are emerging about the five people who have died due to flooding in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. Innocent animals of Cyclone Debbie: Heartbreaking photographs show pets being winched to safety from floodwaters. Cyclone Debbie, a 'monster' category four storm, landed near Airlie Beach in Queensland. This is the largest cyclone to hit the region in years, has displaced animals, caused numerous deaths and significant property destruction. AS CYCLONE Debbie blows in from the 1970s, when the name peaked in popularity, she brings with her, as every cyclone does, a passing thought to many of us. Cyclones are stressful for pets as well as people. It’s been about a month since Tropical Cyclone Debbie swept through Northern Queensland, Australia, leaving a trail of devastation in her wake.
On its way to the coast Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsunday Islands hard, including Hayman Island and Hamilton Island with wind speeds up to 263km/h. Debbie formed on 18 December in the Arafura Sea, within 250 kilometres of the northern Australian coast.
Animals react differently under stress.