Tropical Cyclone George: damage to buildings in the Port Hedland area

Boughton, G., and Falck, D. (2007) Tropical Cyclone George: damage to buildings in the Port Hedland area. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] Tropical Cyclone George crossed the Pilbara coast east of Port Hedland in the late evening of Thursday 8th March 2007. The peak gust speeds in Greater Port Hedland standardised at 10 m height in Terrain Category 2, were estimated at up to 200 kph (~55 m/s). The damage appeared to have been caused by winds within the quadrant South-East through to South-West. The period of maximum winds lasted for four to five hours. Estimates of the maximum wind gust speed in the eye wall, ~20 km to East of Port Hedland, were up to 270 kph (~75 m/s) closer to the design wind speed for region D of 88 m/s.

Item ID: 29270
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-86443-788-4
Keywords: wind, cyclone, damage
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 05:56
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1202 Building > 120299 Building not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870204 Residential Construction Design @ 33%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8799 Other Construction > 879999 Construction not elsewhere classified @ 33%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 34%
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