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Tropical Cyclone Connie 1959

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Location: Ayr, Queensland, Australiamap
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Cyclone Connie

  • CYCLONE CONNIE 16 February 1959.
Connie crossed the coast at Guthalungra , south of Ayr, where pressure in the eye was recorded at 948 hPa. Severe wind damage occurred at Ayr, Home Hill and Bowen. A man was killed at Ayr when a shop fell on him. At Ayr 33% of homes were severely damaged, the Buffalo Hall was wrecked, and schools and hotels were unroofed. The damage bill to buildings in Ayr was more than 200,000 Australian 1959 pounds. At Home Hill 100 person's were left homeless and no building escaped damage with every window broken in the main shopping area. 700 wind-mills were destroyed in the Ayr Home Hill area.[1]
Although, in 1959, names for cyclones were not commonplace, the name Connie was soon adopted for the dual eyed Connie, which devastated areas of the Queensland coast between Mackay and Townsville and caused flooding in New South Wales.



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