Cyclone Debbie

The category four cyclone – the fifth storm of this year's season, and the strongest so far – has buffeted the Queensland coast across a wide area centred on Airlie Beach, writes Liz Ritchie-Tyo.


The wild storms that hammered Australia’s east coast in June demonstrated the frightening power of nature. But for a group of hardy UNSW engineers, the tempest was manna from heaven.