Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tropical Cyclone Lua Slams Western Australia

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Tropical Cyclone Lua Slammed Western Australia with wind gusts as high as 250 km/ hr today. The eye came ashore along the Pilbara Coast, west of Wallal. The storm was a category 4 storm in the Australian classification system.

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Chris made landfall in this region in 2002 as a category 5 cyclone, generating a storm surge of approximately 3.5 meters. See the Australia storm surge history map at: