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Queensland in Australia battling second flood emergency in three months – 9 inches of rain in 24 hours

Australia – More Floods in Queensland After Widespread Heavy Rainfall

At least one person has died and emergency services have rescued serval others from flood waters across the state of Queensland, Australia, after days of heavy rainfall from 09 April.

According to figures from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Sunshine Coast Airport recorded 133.4 mm of rain in 24 hours on 09 April. BoM Queensland said many areas received over 100 mm in 24 hours 10 to 11 May. The state’s highest was 244 mm at Mourilyan on the Cassowary Coast.

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24 hours rainfall totals in Queensland, Australia, 10 to 11 May 2022.

State Emergency Services (SES) in Queensland have been call on to carry out several rescues, mostly occupants of vehicles trapped in flood waters. Queensland Police reported one person died and 2 survived after a vehicle was swept away by flood waters in Mount Ossa, north of Mackay

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