The Queensland floods have wreaked havoc on south-east Queensland. Eight people have died and at least 15,000 homes have been affected. The Gold Coast has been particularly badly hit by the floods. More flood relief payments are being made, but the road to recovery will be long. An elderly man and his dog were killed when their car was submerged. The flooded Brisbane river is expected to reach a height of four metres (13ft 3in) later today.
During the 2013 floods, the river level topped 2.5 metres above sea level. However, the water levels were lower in other parts of the city. The Mary River peaked in Gympie on the 10th and all coastal roads were impassible for a few days. Many people in Gympie were displaced from their homes. Approximately 3 billion Australian dollars were spent on flood damage. As a result, the flood damage was so significant that the government declared it “incomprehensible” that no one had prepared for it.
The 2022 floods in Queensland brought torrential rain that broke riverbanks, inundated roads, and claimed many lives. As the floods recede, the full scale of the damage is being revealed. Despite its destructiveness, the rainfall totals in February were record-breaking, with 887 millimetres in Brisbane alone – nearly double the monthly high of 366 millimetres in 2020. The flooding was so intense that the city received 80 per cent of its annual rainfall in just three days.
Clean-up efforts have begun in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city. A volunteer mud army has begun moving into affected suburbs along the Brisbane River. However, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has temporarily suspended the Mud Army due to the threat of further storms. The floods have destroyed southeast Queensland, inundating at least 15,000 homes. In a second disaster in the past decade, the Brisbane flooding exposed a lack of federal disaster preparedness and infrastructure.
During the floods, more than 40,000 homes across southeast Queensland have lost power. Flood waters topped six metres in some areas, and despite warnings and evacuation orders, the worst affected suburbs are inundated. Most schools in the region will be reopening on Wednesday. But hundreds of roads remain cut. And it may be months before they recover fully. So far, no one knows how many lives have been lost.
The Brisbane River reached a peak of 4.46 metres at 3:00am on the 13th January 2011, making it the highest flood since 1974. Although it was a small flood, it was the largest in Brisbane since January 1974. It is still too early to tell how high the river is, but it is still too early to say whether the water level will go higher. A few months later, the Brisbane River may reach a record-breaking 8.43 metres, which would be a record-breaking flood.
The flooding in Brisbane prompted record rain across eastern Australia. As of Thursday morning, thousands of homes remained under water, with more than 10,000 partially submerged. The floodwaters were so intense that major roads and ferry services in the city were shut down. Nine of the 14 people who died during the floods were from the state of Queensland. So, what are the best ways to save lives in the affected areas? Just follow the links below.
Heavy rains in southeast Queensland resulted in moderate flooding in the Mary, Stanley, and upper Brisbane rivers. Major flooding also affected streams along the Sunshine Coast, the Pine and Nerang rivers, and coastal creeks in the Brisbane City metropolitan area. In addition to causing major damage to household goods, the floods caused widespread traffic disruptions. The flooding also damaged many households’ furniture. It displaced thousands of residents and destroyed homes.