Cyclone Hits Cairns for the First Time in 12 Years, Causing Worst Floods in 50 Years

Cairns Tourism Bureau

A cyclone has made landfall in Cairns, Queensland, Australia for the first time in 12 years, resulting in the worst flooding the region has seen in 50 years.

Cyclone Jasper, which became a tropical low after making landfall, caused extensive flooding and fallen trees in the region, particularly around the Cape York Peninsula and the Barron River basin, disrupting the supply of drinking water.

Cairns International Airport was closed from the 13th to the morning of the 14th, and again from the afternoon of the 17th until the 18th. It reopened on the 19th.

According to the Cairns Tourism Bureau, tours to parts of the Great Barrier Reef resumed on the 19th. The road from Palm Cove Beach to Port Douglas is closed, and recovery is expected to take time. However, access is possible via boat services linking Cairns Port and Port Douglas Port. Most of the restaurants, hotels, shopping centers, and supermarkets in Cairns City have returned to normal operations.

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