Tropical Cyclone Daisy

6 - 11 February 1972


Daisy made landfall on Fraser Island and the bar at Sandy Cape dropped to 968.8 hPa. Some 200 homes were damaged at Pialba and more houses were unroofed in widely scattered townships. Forestry officials reported serious damage to forests near Maryborough and on Fraser Island. Flooding occurred throughout southeast Queensland with severe floods in Brisbane creeks. There was much damage to commercial stock in Brisbane. On the Gold Coast the mouth of Tallebudgera Creek silted up causing severe flooding upstream to commercial and domestic properties. Peak swell heights to 8.3 m were read at the South Nobby wave recording station on the Gold Coast. Severe erosion occurred down to Brunswick Heads and on the western side of Fraser Island where a 3 m storm surge was reported.

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