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Australia threatens to flood of the century

In the North-East of Australia a century threatens to flood: Heavy rain turned Parts of the state of Queensland streets in torrents, thousands of people had to

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Australia threatens to flood of the century

In the North-East of Australia a century threatens to flood: Heavy rain turned Parts of the state of Queensland streets in torrents, thousands of people had to leave on Sunday, their houses flooded and there was no end in sight: The torrential rain could go on for several days. In some regions, two meters fell within a few days of rain - normally this is the amount of rain a year.

Queensland's Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was a "event, as it occurs only once every hundred years". Alone in the city of Townsville 20'000 homes from Flooding were threatened, and thousands were without electricity.

"Our basement is gone"

"The quantities of water are just unbelievable," said residents of Chris Brooke house ABC. "Our basement is gone, the fridge and the freezer are floating in the water." The water should rise in five to six steps, was also flooded the floor.

The tropical North East of Australia is this time of year is always very rainy. This year, the rain masses are very large: the reason of a monsoon low-pressure area that is only very slowly moving and large amounts of precipitation-free. The Australian weather authority went out on Sunday that the rains could continue for three days. (sep/AFP)

Created: 04.02.2019, 08:21 PM

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