Tropical cyclones

It is claimed that tropical cyclones are the most feared weather phenomena to affect Australia.

Flooding in Mary Street, Brisbane, 1974.

Alice Street, Brisbane, during 1974 flood

Submerged home at Yeronga, 1974

Hold it – and dam the risk, The Telegraph, 29 January 1974

Risk decision is all mine: Clem, The Telegraph, 29 January 1974

Mayor's order on dam puts tiny town in peril, The Australian, 30 January 1974

Mayor orders big dam shut, Courier Mail, 30 January 1974

At the height of the 1974 floods the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Alderman Clem Jones, ordered the gates of Somerset Dam be shut to prevent the release of floodwaters defying the recommendations of the

Valley of death, 2011.

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