Australia floods – level 3

21-12-2023 07:00

Heavy rain from former Tropical Cyclone Jasper has led to severe floods in Northeast Australia, isolating several towns.

Queensland experienced record-breaking rain, causing widespread flash flooding. The flooding is described as the worst in memory by Premier Steven Miles. In Ingham, a town of 5,000, officials captured a crocodile in a storm drain. The Gateway town to the Great Barrier Reef, with over 150,000 residents, received triple the December average rainfall in 40 hours. More rain is forecasted, with major flood warnings issued. Thousands have evacuated, and power outages affect over 14,000 properties. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese mentioned Defense Forces are on standby for rescue efforts. Australia faces extreme weather, with the Northeast battling floods while the Southeast is on Bushfire alert.

Difficult words: flash flood (a sudden local flood), power outage (loss of electric power in an area).

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