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Archive for February 16th, 2011

Nature to Aussies: “I know where you live!”

Posted by feww on February 16, 2011

Plagued by Back-to-Back Disasters

Australia: More Cyclones, Extreme Rain, Gale Force Winds, Flooding …

Nature’s responses are becoming increasingly up close and personal.

Cyclone Carlos buffets Darwin, Top End

Darwin and the Tiwi Islands continue to be pummeled by strong winds and torrential rain, as Cyclone Carlos edges closer to the coast.

  • Darwin received a record rainfall of 366mm in 24 hours.
  • CARLOS has dumped more rain on Darwin than YASI  did on Innisfail, weather reports say.
  • Record 435mm of rain fell in the Darwin suburb of Marrara in 24 hours.
  • Dozens of houses have already been inundated.
  • School has been canceled for the next two days.
  • Scores of trees and powerlines are down.
  • Darwin Airport has been closed indefinitely. 
  • Winds gusts of about 100kmph are currently pummeling   the coastal area between Darwin and Point Stuart.
  • Many roads in and around Darwin are currently flooded and impassible.

Tropical Cyclone Carlos Radar Image

TC Carlos — 128 km Darwin (Berrimah) Radar (BOM Australia)

Latest Australia Satellite Image

Source:  Australia

Tropical Cyclone CARLOS Projected Path

Issued by BOM Darwin at 7:44 pm CST Wednesday 16 February 2011. Click images to enlarge.

Details for: TC CARLOS

Tropical Cyclone DIANNE Projected Path

Details for: TC DIANNE

Australia 24-hr Rainfall Map

Australia Flood Map

Source BOM Australia. Click images to enlarge.

Australia: Wild Weather WARNINGS

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