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Australia Floods: ‘Inland sea’ spreads across Victoria

Posted by feww on January 23, 2011

Mega Disasters Continue to Unfold in Australia

Massive inland sea of floodwater, 100km long, spreads across the Victoria

The floodwater is wiping out farms as it moves deeper into the north-west corner of Australian state of Victoria, reports say.

The Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu, said an inland sea was  flowing into the north-west of the state:

“From the air this vast mass of water is making its way down the rivers and it’s on its way to Swan Hill, it’s on its way to the Murray and preparations continue in all these downstream towns.”

Inland Sea – Floodwaters around the town of Kerang. Landholders are trying to save what they can on their farms by moving livestock and machinery to higher ground. Image credit: ABC. Image may be subject to copyright .

“This has been a long battle and people are starting to get tired. This flood incident still has a number of weeks to go.” The State Emergency Service’s Kevin Monk said.

Australia Flood Map

Queensland Flood Map

New South Wales Flood Map

Victoria Flood Map

Source of Flood Maps: BOM

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Severe Storms Attack Australia

Posted by feww on January 20, 2011


Vicious Storms Attacking Queensland

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image

Queensland Warnings Summary

Current Warnings

Victoria Farming Disaster

Floodwaters have submerged at least a third of the Australian state of Victoria, inundating at least 62 towns and killing hundreds of thousands of poultry and scores of other farm animals. Floods have damaged a reported 1,730 properties, affecting at least 4,300 people.

Click Image to enlarge. Source: Victorian Farmers Federation, ABARES, via The  Australian.

Flood Headlines

Towns isolated as floods swamp Victoria

Current Warnings

Flooding in the Australian Interior

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Floods continue  to spread across the interior of southeastern Australia, namely in the states of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Both false-color images above use a combination of visible light and infrared to enhance the contrast between land and water. Water appears in shades of blue. The top image was captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite on on January 20, 2011, the bottom image on January 22, 2010. Source: NASA-EO

Victoria Floods – Satellite Images

Flooding in Victoria – January 2011

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Floodwaters continued to surge from Australia’s state of New South Wales to its southern neighbor Victoria on January 19, 2011 causing substantial damage to infrastructure and agricultural produce. These images use infrared and visible light to enhance contrast between land and water. Top image was captured by MODIS  on NASA’s
Terra satellite on January 19, 2011, bottom image nearly a year earlier on January 20, 2010. Water shows in shades of blue.

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