Cyclone Monica - yikes!!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Chundles, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Hmm, looks like the top end is in for a hammering over the next day or two. Tropical Cyclone Monica is bearing down on the coast of the Northern Territory packing wind gusts of up to 350kmh (220mph) in the centre. It's the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere - much bigger than TC Larry that decimated Innisfail and the majority of our fruit-growing regions.

    Darwin could cop a beating from her, back in 1974 the city was literally leveled by Cat 4 TC Tracy. No word of a lie, there was not one building in the city left undamaged, footage of the aftermath looks like Hiroshima or Nagasaki. I am not exaggerating. A Cat 5 storm of Monica's magnitude could wreck some major damage.

  2. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

    Electro Funk

    Dec 8, 2005
    The Opium Garden
    Yikes... I am all to familiar with these... :cool:

    Good luck and stay safe to all that fall in her path...
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yep, my business trip to Darwin's been cancelled. :(

    I hope damage is kept to a minimum.
  4. Shamus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2006
    My Auntie was in TC Tracy. Your dead right about the devestation. I hope history isnt repeated, and that everyone is safe.

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