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Australia Disasters Headlines

Posted by feww on January 18, 2011

Back-to-Back Disasters Continue to Plague Australia

The number of Victorian towns affected by floods has risen to 58.

Victoria braces for worst as water surge builds

“Victoria’s flood crisis has worsened, with hundreds more homes being swamped yesterday by a mass of water surging north towards the NSW border, cutting off entire towns and terrifying thousands of residents.” Source

Severe thunderstorm with hail batter SE Queensland

Strong winds with gusts of up to 95 km/hr uproot trees and topple  power lines in Brisbane’s west. Source

Bad weather is now moving to the north of Brisbane, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

“It looks like things are trying to move north of the Lockyer Valley as well,” he said.

“There’s a bit of a band of these storms pretty much from Brisbane arching up towards Samford then Esk, locally heavy rainfall and then less intense rainfall, spreading out.

“People in the Lockyer Valley now have probably seen the worst of it for today.”

Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology.  Click image to enlarge.

Eastern Australia Flood Map

Source: BOM. Click Image to Enlarge.

Brisbane Devastation: Before and After Photos

High res aerial photos of the Brisbane floods captured in flyovers on January 13 and January 14. Source

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