Cyclone Hits Cairns for the First Time in 12 Years Causing Worst Flooding in Past 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 area has seen in the past 50 years.

Cyclone ‘Jasper’ turned into a tropical low after making landfall but caused a standstill at the Cape York Peninsula. The Barron River Basin experienced flooding and fallen trees. The supply of water for domestic use has been affected.

Cairns International Airport was closed from the 13th to the morning of the 14th, and again from the afternoon of the 17th to the 18th. The closure was lifted on the 19th.

According to the Cairns Tourism Bureau, tours to parts of the Great Barrier Reef were resumed from the 19th. The road from Palm Cove Beach to Port Douglas is closed, and it is expected to take some time to restore. Access is possible by boat connecting Cairns Harbor and Port Douglas Harbor. Most restaurants, hotels, shopping centers, and supermarkets in Cairns City have resumed normal operations.

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