The importance of cyclones

Why are cyclones important ?

There are some obvious reasons for knowing about cyclones, these include:

  • Environmentally cyclones can be important to local ecosystems. eg reefs and the distribution of plants and  have adapted to them.

  • Cyclones can have a economic and emotional effect on people and property directly affected. thousands of people have died or been displaced by them. Hundreds of homes could be destroyed causing millions of dollars worth of damage.

  • Having a better understanding of cyclones can help you better prepare and perhaps minimise or prevent cyclcone damage.

Cyclones and culture

Cyclones, like other natural disasters, have an impact on our culture, inspiring films and stories and even names of sporting teams.