Record breaking floods hit australia queensland trigger mass evacuation2 min read
Canberra: After New Zealand, now in the state of Queensland, Australia, there has been a record breaking flood due to heavy rains. Many have become homeless due to the flood. People in the area were ordered to leave their homes. Rescue workers are engaged in shifting people to a safer place. The life of animals has also become difficult. The Australian Police gave this information on Saturday. Let us tell you that a flood warning was issued for a large part of Queensland on Saturday, and warnings of severe storms, heavy rainfall and possible flash floods were also issued in many parts including the Gulf country.
According to a Reuters report, police said earlier this week they had evacuated 53 residents from Burketown following flooding caused by heavy rains. In the last two years, due to frequent floods in the east of Australia, Emergency was declared. About 100 Gulf country residents were living in Burketown. On Saturday, the police urged all the citizens to vacate the place. Because the weather of Australia has increased the concern of the country.
The Meteorological Department had predicted the peak of the river level in the area on Sunday. This was followed by flooding in Burketown, after 293 mm of rain on Thursday and Friday. Police are evacuating people by helicopter to the mining town of Mount Isa in the south. According to the ABC report, the effects of the flood are not known in the city of Gregory, located south of Burketown, because it is difficult to contact the community.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 11, 2023