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Cylone Grant Swamps Australia's 'Top End' January 6, 2012
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Poorly organized but very wet Cyclone Grant can be seen passing to the east of Darwin the day after Christmas.
Severe flooding from Cyclone Grant in far northern areas of Australia’s Northern Territory washed cars off bridges, derailed a train and destroyed a stretch of the Stuart Highway, which links Darwin with the rest of the country.

The storm made landfall on Dec. 26 about 100 miles northeast of Darwin, near the remote community of Jabiru.

It then lost force after moving over the open waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Cyclone Grant Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS