Cyclone Debbie highlights building failure issues

Cyclone Debbie exposed a range of building failures, including risks from garden shed debris and damage from wind-driven rain entering homes, the Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University says.

The area reviewed by the station included Bowen, Proserpine, Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, Dingo Beach, Wilson’s Beach and Conway Beach, which were hit by the cyclone as it crossed the coast on March 28.