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Milaca
02-04-2019, 07:28 PM
Good luck to our friends in northeast Australia as severe rains have caused extreme flooding.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/20000-homes-feared-lost-in-australia-floods-as-crocodiles-and-snakes-wash-up/ar-BBT99Lk?ocid=spartandhp

62champ
02-04-2019, 09:30 PM
According to the BBC, Townsville, Queensland has received 3.3 feet of rain in the past week...

t walgamuth
02-04-2019, 09:57 PM
That's a lotta rain! How much do they usually get this time of year?

DEEPNHOCK
02-05-2019, 06:54 AM
That's a lotta rain! How much do they usually get this time of year?


Here's some data:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/extremes/

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/fld_history/index.shtml

http://www.bom.gov.au/water/designRainfalls/rainfallEvents/ausRecordRainfall.shtml#Notable_Point_Rainfall_Events_Queensland

t walgamuth
02-05-2019, 07:03 AM
Thanks Jeff!

BobPalma
02-05-2019, 07:48 AM
:( Terrible news indeed. Best to all our friends there. :cool: BP

53k
02-05-2019, 10:11 AM
Short video from the flood area- https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/world-flips-out-over-side-effects-of-queensland-floods/news-story/c525c7170bc1c4672fef06d94a5e212f

rockne10
02-05-2019, 01:09 PM
How much do they usually get this time of year?Nothing is "usual" anymore.
Australia, just like most of the world, has just emerged from its hottest summer in recorded history. And there's no reason we should expect the next one to not be worse.