Tropical Cyclone Zoe

6 - 13 March 1974


Zoe crossed the coast at Coolangatta and then recurved back out to sea. There was no significant wind damage however flooding was extensive with major floods in Brisbane creeks cutting main roads and some houses were flooded. Major flooding occurred in North New South Wales and 200 people were evacuated in Murwillumbah and 500 families were evacuated at Lismore. Landslides cut the main railway line in 4 places between Casino and Coffs Harbour. There was severe erosion along the Gold coast beaches and the significant wave height at South Nobby reached 3.8 m.

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