/ 24 February 2022

Wild storms turn deadly

Image source: APP
Image source: APP

A 60yo woman has died in her car and a dozen people were trapped in floodwaters as wild weather lashed Queensland yesterday. More than 400mm of rain fell in the last couple of days near the already sodden region around Gympie – that’s almost 3 months of their average rainfall. Emergency Services received more than 100 requests for help up and down the Sunshine Coast since Tuesday – and there’s more to come… Fifteen of the state’s big dams are already overflowing as officials warned that another 300mm of rain could fall today. And residents from Maryborough to the Gold Coast and west to Toowoomba – get ready because there’s rain coming your way… South of the border, storms have caused havoc in Sydney with some parts receiving a month’s worth of rain in one day. Suburban streets were swamped, with authorities receiving 880 requests for support. The forecast: stormy weather for much of Australia’s east coast and across the north for the next bit.

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