Cyclone Approaching

Title:
Cyclone Approaching
NFSA ID:
479783
Year:
1976
Category:
Access fees

Set in the imaginary town of Coastville, in tropical Queensland, this study of cyclones and their behaviour provides invaluable information on how to protect yourself and your property when a cyclone strikes. Besides examining some of Australia's most disastrous cyclones and showing how meteorologists and emergency services predict them and prepare for them, the film includes fascinating footage showing how a cyclone develops off the coast of Africa, filmed from satellite, tracking aircraft and ships as it crosses the Atlantic and finally devastates the Mexican town of Tampico.

A vivid portrayal of the threat to property and life inherent in tropical cyclones. Indicates the counter-disaster operations initiated by civil defence organisations and the simple safety procedures which should be followed by the community in general.

Director:
Cecil Holmes
Production company:
Film Australia