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Flood in Australia

Monday, 03 January 2011

Type of Event:
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Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Emergency Management Australia
Project Management:
Geoscience Australia

Description of the event

Towns across Queensland in Australia's northeast have been evacuated as flooding spreads over an area the size of France and Germany combined with further heavy rainfall forecast. The disaster is of "biblical proportions".

Flood alerts are in place for at least 10 rivers in Queensland after some regions recorded record rainfall during December, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Flood footprint - RADARSAT-2
06 January 2011

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 06/01/2011

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