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El Arish North Queensland

Places, Faces and Events of an Historical Soldier Settlement town

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Cyclones El Arish and Surrounds

Communities in 'the North' have experienced some devastating Cyclones over the years ...

The first documented cyclone in March 1918 saw the interruption of the surveying for the Settlement so one might say cyclones have been around ever since our town's inception.

Interestingly the tiny towns like El Arish, Silkwood,  Babinda, Tully Heads who have often taken as much or more of the blasts of these cyclones are very seldom mentioned. 

We are often cut off from each other and the wider world so our communities have learned to really pull together.  Many people in the region have experienced all the cyclones:  Agnes (1956), Winifred (1986), Larry (2006), Yasi (2011) and much has been learned over the years to help with our preparations and deal with the aftermath.

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Our worst cyclones

Agnes 1956

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Winifred 1986

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Larry 2006

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Yasi 2011

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