Region: QLD – South East Queensland and Northern Rivers
Description: Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach on 28 March 2017, causing significant damage and flooding in the populous areas of South East Queensland and Northern Rivers. Cyclone Debbie continued to move south and merged with a cold front moving up the north coast of New South Wales. This triggered heavy rainfall in the Northern Rivers and led to significant flooding in Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, and surrounding areas. The storm caused billions in damage and fourteen deaths across Australia, primarily as a result of extreme flooding. This makes Debbie the deadliest cyclone to hit Australia since Cyclone Fifi in 1991.
Emergency Make Safe Repairs: 47
Properties assessed: 562
Repairs completed: 312