03 Feb '11, 12am

The aftermath of Cyclone Yasi: Powerful cyclone batters Australia's north-east (Picture Gallery)

Chronology of major cyclones in Australia SYDNEY - SEVERE Tropical Cyclone Yasi on Wednesday bore down on Queensland at a maximum category-five level, packing winds of more than 280 kilometres per hour, with authorities warning it could be Australia's deadliest storm in generations. Herewith a chronology of the most powerful severe tropical cyclones to hit Australia since Tracy obliterated Darwin in 1974, based on Bureau of Meteorology records: DECEMBER 1974: Severe Tropical Cyclone Tracy, a much smaller storm than Yasi, kills 71 people around Darwin and flattens more than 90 per cent of the northern city's houses. MARCH-APRIL 1978: Alby kills five people in Western Australia and causes widespread damage. JANUARY 1981: Mabel causes major disruption to offshore oil drilling on Australia's northwest coast with two rigs losing their moorings in heavy seas, and shuts down mini...

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This is tragic. Cyclone Yasi causes first death in Australia. The man asphyxiated while taking shelter.

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Australia cleans up after Cyclone Yasi. 4,000 troops deployed.

Australia cleans up after Cyclone Yasi. 4,000 t...

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New cyclone lashes Australia's Darwin

New cyclone lashes Australia's Darwin

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SYDNEY: Torrential rain and high winds lashed Darwin Wednesday as a new tropical cyclone bore down on Australia's north, j...