Thursday, December 30, 2010

Australia Swamped by Floods

Days of torrential downpours have left many communities inundated, with up to 11 inches falling in a 24-hour period in some areas.

Flooding has shut down about 300 roads across Queensland, including two major highways to the state capital Brisbane.

At Chinchilla, Charleys Creek reached levels not seen for almost 70 years with about 40 homes and businesses inundated and residents also holed up at an evacuation centre.

The rain has also caused at least $400 million worth of damage to crops across the state, including sunflower and cotton, that were just recovering from months of drought.'


1 comment:

  1. These extreme weather conditions are quite frightening and shocking.

    we are no longer talking about global warming, but what we have to agree on is that there is something strange going on with the weather.

    At first months of drought then extreme rain causing severe flooding. Very scary.


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