Asked in Cyclone Tracy
Cyclone Tracy

What was the loss of property from Cyclone Tracy?



User Avatar
Wiki User

70 percent of the buildings in Darwin had at least severe structural damage. 9,000 homes were destroyed, out of a city of 43,500 people living in 12,000 residences. Many buildings were not built to withstand cyclonic forces, despite being in the cyclone belt. The rebuilt city was totally different to how Darwin appeared before the cyclone. The cost was $ 800 million in 1974 Australian dollars.