Tropical Cyclone Marcia recovery: Our volunteers’ stories myPolice on Apr 10, 2015 @ 3:30pm On Monday March 2 volunteer members from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) assisted the Red Cross and the Department of Communities in helping the communities of Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Byfield and the surrounding areas which were hit by Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Strong winds hit the coastal town of Yeppoon in north Queensland on February 20, 2015 after Tropical Cyclone Marcia made landfall. A luxury ranch at Byfield was badly hit by Cyclone Marcia, with dense rainforest stripped bare. ... with the last being Cyclone Yasi, which hit north Queensland in 2011 * There were sustained winds near the centre of 205km/h, with wind gusts up to 285km/h * It was moving south towards Yeppoon and Rockhampton at 20km/h * Heavy rain has caused the Bruce Highway to be … Facebook; Twitter; Article share options Share this on. Tropical Cyclone Marcia expected to hit the coastline at 8am Qld time. Byfield took a direct hit from Cyclone Marcia when it crossed the Queensland coast on Friday, but residents of the small town say they have been all but forgotten. Cyclone Marcia is expected to hit the coastline as a category five system at around 9am (AEST). With Cyclone Marcia bearing down on Queensland, RRT started to do some planning for the disaster that may be ahead. Related Resources. The people here did not have the luxury of tracking the cyclone on the Internet while it was happening. The facts are that Cyclone Marcia was a big enough cyclone to flatten the Byfield area and to cause a devastating amount of damage in Yepoon and Rockhampton. Tropical Cyclone Marcia has caused significant damage in Rockhampton after tearing through land west of Yeppoon. Several small Queensland towns are struggling to cope in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcia as the focus on the clean-up remains on the bigger centres of Yeppoon and Rockhampton. Over the course of the day, Cyclone Marcia weakening to a Category 3 as it hit Rockhampton in the afternoon. - ABC. Ms Palaszczuk is also preparing to travel to Rockhampton and Yeppoon where more than 550 properties were destroyed in the cyclone and tens of thousands of homes left without power. Share. AU – Cyclone Marcia Hits QLD. A powerful cyclone … Power outages prompt petrol queues in Rockhampton In Rockhampton, ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia's footprint was everywhere. Posted in. Rapid Relief Team. 5.55pm: Tropical cyclone Marcia has intensified to category 4 and continues to approach the Queensland coast, the weather bureau says. Tropical Cyclone Marcia has caused significant damage in Rockhampton after tearing through land west of Yeppoon. Rockhampton Region mayor Margaret Strelow shared her thoughts on . Access to the town is restricted, with the Burnett Highway to Gladstone cut. Facebook; Twitter ; LinkedIn; Send this by. Written by. Australia. By Paul Robinson and William Rollo. Tropical Cyclone Marcia has caused significant damage in Rockhampton after tearing through land west of Yeppoon. A general view of devastation after Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit the coastal town of Yeppoon in north Queensland on February 20, 2015. Defence force moves in to assist in the clean up of Yeppoon and Rockhampton … Its effects are still being felt, but progress has been made in rebuilding the region. Tropical Cyclone Marcia has caused significant damage in Rockhampton after tearing through land west of Yeppoon. UPDATE 11.10AM: Tropical Cyclone Marcia has been downgraded to category 4, but very destructive winds are still expected near the centre. TODAY marks two years since Cyclone Marcia wreaked havoc on Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast, turning lives upside down. Tropical Cyclone Marcia weakened to a still dangerous category three storm by 2pm as it made a beeline for Rockhampton and its 80,000 residents. The number of generators stolen from cyclone-hit Rockhampton has risen to 17, thefts police have slammed as a "low act". Post region. 'Stupid' looters steal generators powering traffic lights in Cyclone Marcia-hit Rockhampton By Kim Stephens Updated February 23, 2015 — 3.14pm first published at 10.11am The 1949 Central Queensland cyclone is still remembered by many residents in Rockhampton and Gladstone. Cyclone Marcia: Queensland towns hit by flooding as army helps in recovery . You can choose to ignore the facts if you want to. Uncategorised. Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Storm due to hit Queensland as category five system Updated February 20, 2015 04:48:59 Photo: Tropical Cyclone Marcia captured just after 11:00pm (AEST) on Thursday. Cyclone Marcia hits Queensland Brisbane residents are being urged to start sandbagging their properties as category five cyclone Marcia hits land near Rockhampton in Queensland. Marcia hit Biloela late on Friday as a category two cyclone, the first to batter the town in more than 40 years. It hit the low 30s in the area over the weekend, a stark reminder that summer was not over yet. At approximately 2am on 21 February, Cyclone Marcia was downgraded to a tropical low. Cyclone Marcia will hit the 80,000-strong city of Rockhampton later this afternoon, inundating low-lying areas, including a stretch of the Bruce Highway, with floodwaters. Tropical Cyclone Marcia has caused significant damage in Rockhampton after tearing through land west of Yeppoon. Category five Cyclone Marcia is expected to hit the Queensland coast at about 8am, with the eye currently approaching the coast year Yeppoon. However, until Cyclone Marcia struck Rockhampton in 2015, there had been a growing sense of complacency amongst others who had a misguided belief that the city would never be seriously affected by a cyclone. Posted 28 Apr April 2015. The cyclone subsequently weakened and moved south-east out to sea, before dissolving on 26 February.