Tropical Cyclone Debbie 2017
On March 28, Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Australia with gusts reaching over 160 MPH. To prepare for what had been predicted to be the worst storm hitting Queensland since 2011, over 25,000 were urged to evauate. The wind damage, storm surge, and heavy rain that result from tropical cyclones can cause damage to property and affect lives. The NASA Disasters Program is working assess these effects in order to support the Australian response effort.