Stricter building codes introduced after Cyclone Tracy in 1974 play a partially effective role in saving lives when major storms strike, according to a study funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre.

Subsequent cyclones have hit less populated areas, which also explains the lower death toll.

Date: Release: 
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
Project reference: 
Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events
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