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Australian city runs under by opening dam: 2.000 houses deliberately flooded, government warns by crocodiles and snakes

In the northeastern Australian city of Townsville are 2,000 homes flooded after the authorities deliberately the dam in the city have fully opened. By heavy rai

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Australian city runs under by opening dam: 2.000 houses deliberately flooded, government warns by crocodiles and snakes
In the northeastern Australian city of Townsville are 2,000 homes flooded after the authorities deliberately the dam in the city have fully opened. By heavy rainfall in Queensland was the Ross River dam is fully filled. By the dam is open which came to 1900 cubic metres of water per second.

authorities warn that, in total, about 20,000 houses are under water. Cars and livestock were all swept away in the rising water. The Australian meteorological service warns of danger for lives and property. The local police warned residents of different areas to higher ground.

Also, there are warn issued for crocodiles and snakes that the flooded river have left and may be in the direction of the residential market. The police calls the parents on their children is not in the water to play. “There is mention of crocodiles in the flood waters threaten parts of Townsville and there may also be snakes and other wild animals are present.”

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According to the ABC network, thousands of houses abandoned in the suburbs of Townsville. According to rampencoördinator Steve Munro are currently 2,000 of the 82.000 homes in the city affected by flooding. That can, according to him, up to 10,000 or 20,000 homes. On images on social media are flooded residential areas and streets to see. Soldiers have tens of thousands of sandbags delivered and assist in the evacuation of residents to a safe refuge have searched on roofs. “We have never seen anything like it,” said premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland.

In Townsville in a week's time more than a meter of water cases, twenty times as much as the average at this time of the year. The previous record from 1998 is known as the night of Noah. Queensland has a tropical climate and know from december to april, monsoon rains, but never so extreme. The authorities claimed that the region with tornadoes can get.

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