Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 cyclone, crossed the Queensland coast near Cairns in February 2011. Coral reefs have a natural resilience to physical disturbances such as cyclones. Around $6.8 billion was allocated for reconstruction following Cyclone Yasi and other flood events in the summer of 2010-11. Therefore Cyclone Yasi travelled approximately 2396km across tropical oceans, growing and intensifying the whole time (Katec1, 2013) . The impact assessment undertaken following TC Yasi is the most spatially extensive field survey of TC impacts on coral reefs ever conducted and reported on (841 surveys of 70 reefs, ~10% of the 775 reefs within the gale force wind boundary, Fig. "The most destructive part of this cyclone will be 150km either side of the centre. "We are in a far better situation now than we were at this time with Larry. It caused widespread damage between Cooktown and Townsville, destroying homes, businesses, infrastructure and crops. The sense of community has been amazing and has triumphed over the impact Yasi has dealt to the continuity and every day life in the villages of Mission Beach. Poll Maker. Cyclone Yasi stripped leaves off canopies of the trees, but many trees have learned to adapt to this environmental disaster by having strong shoots ready to replace the destroyed canopies. As a result, damaged Overall, Cyclone Yasi has caused major impact to the coast environment of Queensland. "-Recovery boss Major-General Mick Slater. Right now we only have 60 people sleeping in evacuation centres in the cyclone zone. Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasi (Category 5) was a large (~ 700 km across) cyclone that crossed Australia's Queensland coast on the 3rd of February 2011. Instead, Cyclone Yasi had its biggest impact in smaller towns. Impacts Future Preparations Cyclone Yasi One of AUstralia's most destructive cyclones yet!-By Dhruv Lohia Category 5 Madness. It was Ok. 1).Other published field surveys after TC Yasi looked for evidence of damage at only 2 [] or 4 reefs []. One of the greatest impacts on a single community noticed after cyclone Yasi was the impact on RE 7.2.8 “Melaleuca leucadendra open forest to woodland on sands of beach origin” this is an endangered ecosystem. Did you find this Website Helpful? Heavy rain will affect the entire region - and has done so for the past day. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa was the strongest tropical cyclone in the South Pacific since Winston (2016) as well as the fourth most intense tropical cyclone on record in the basin. Over 300km of the Great Barrier Reef had been damaged, hungry and wandering wildlife found, loss of vegetation and the spread of weeds from clean-up equipment. The Government has had positive response in the effectiveness of Cyclone Yasi cleanup, comparing it to Cyclone Larry, 2 years before. 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