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Thursday 6th April 2017


tropical storms | cyclones | natural hazards
Cyclone Debbie has hit the north-eastern Australian state of Queensland, bringing fierce gales and heavy rain along with it.

Read the following article from the BBC and then look at our resources which can be used to supplement your students knowledge and understanding of tropical storms/cyclones.

Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm batters Australia

The powerful Cyclone 'Debbie', with gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph), hit the north-east coast of Australia. This article highlights the importance of being prepared for these natural hazards and suggests some of the possible impacts of such an event.

  • What actions were taken to prepare for the cyclone?
  • What are some of the possible impacts of the cyclone?
  • Why was is such a powerful cyclone?  

We have a two week teaching pack on all things associated with tropical storms, including their causes, impacts and how to respond to them, which can be found here.



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