Cyclone Debbie slammed the Queensland coast on March 28, dumping copious rainfall.

Winds up to 263 kilometres per hour, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, toppled trees and knocked out power to 45,000 homes. The damage to public and private infrastructure has been estimated by Treasurer Curtis Pitt at $2 billion. Storms such as Cyclone Debbie and construction mishaps such as cut…