10 Facts about Australian Floods

Monday, April 20th 2015. | Disasters

Facts about Australian Floods tell you about the flood which happened in December 2010 in Queensland, Australia. There were thousands of people who had to be evacuated from the cities and towns.  The report estimated that there were 900,000 people affected by the floods. Moreover, there were at least 90 towns destroyed. The total cost caused the flood reached A$1 billion.

Facts about Australian Floods 1: the Australia GDP

The flood also caused the reduction in Australian GDP. The report found that it was reduced around A$40 billion.

Facts about Australian Floods 2: disaster zones

The flood in Queensland in 2010 was very massive. The disaster zones occupied three quarter of the total land of Queensland. The flood affected a lot the people who lived along the Fitzroy and Burnett Rivers. Get facts about Asian Tsunami here.

Facts about Australian Floods

Facts about Australian Floods

Facts about Australian Floods 3: Toowoomba’s central business district

Toowoomba’s central business district never had any expected to be hit by the flash flood. It was caused by the thunderstorm. Lockyer Valley also experienced the similar flood.

Facts about Australian Floods 4: Brisbane River

Brisbane River also made the people who lived in Brisbane and Ipswich experienced the flood. The water in the river rose.

Australian Flood Victims

Australian Flood Victims

Facts about Australian Floods 5: Major General Michael Slater

Major General Michael Slater was the head of the recovery taskforce. The Australian Defence Force was activated at that time to evacuate and help the victims. Find out another disaster in Aberfan facts.

Facts about Australian Floods 6: Queensland Reconstruction Authority and Commission of Inquiry

Commission of Inquiry was formed to find out the details and matters regarding to the flood. Queensland Reconstruction Authority was established to conduct the rebuilding program.

Australian Flood Pic

Australian Flood Pic

Facts about Australian Floods 7: the death toll

The people who died because of the Queensland flood were around 38 people.   But it was reported that 9 people were missing as of 26 January.

Facts about Australian Floods 8: the Victorian flood

After the Queensland flood, the Victorian flood followed. The flood affected more than 50 communities who lived in central and western Victoria.

Australian Flood Image

Australian Flood Image

Facts about Australian Floods 9: the major flooding in Brisbane

In 1893 and 1974, Brisbane experienced a major flooding after the level of Brisbane water raised significantly on the low laying regions.

Facts about Australian Floods 10: the causes of the flood

The flood which struck the towns and cities was caused by Tropical Cyclone Tasha. It triggered the heavy rainfall. It was also combined with La Nina Modoki event which caused a prolonged heavy rainfall in eastern Australia.

Australian Flood River

Australian Flood River

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