[LINK] more Qld flooding

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Wed Mar 9 13:27:25 AEDT 2011

I didn't read this in the Age, but in the Denver channel 9 news:

"BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Heavy rains sent floodwaters pouring into 
homes and businesses Wednesday in several northeast Australian towns 
still cleaning up from a massive cyclone that tore through the region 
last month.

A huge band of monsoonal rain hanging over a coastal area south of 
Cairns prompted flash flood warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology 
in Queensland state, which was battered by months of deadly flooding 
that began late last year and by a giant cyclone in February.

In the hard-hit town of Cardwell - where Cyclone Yasi tore roofs off 
houses, threw boats from the sea and shredded the main road last 
month - nearly eight inches (200 millimeters) of rain fell in just 24 
hours, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said. Officials set up an 
evacuation center and a State Emergency Service team was attempting 
to push through flooded roads to reach the community Wednesday.

"Those people, particularly in Cardwell, still reeling from Cyclone 
Yasi must be thinking what on earth is next," Bligh told reporters in 
Brisbane. "The thoughts of all Queenslanders are with them."

Yasi came on top of Australia's worst flooding in decades, with 
35,000 homes destroyed, 35 people killed and Brisbane, the country's 
third-largest city, inundated.

This week's floods have killed one person. A 42-year-old woman died 
after her car was swept from a flooded road in Kuranda, north of 
Cairns. Her body was found Tuesday, Queensland police said."


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