Flooding in eastern Australia declared disaster

Flooding in eastern Australia declared disaster

Flooding in eastern Australia declared a natural disaster channel reported ABC News. More than 11 thousand people in Queensland and 7000 in New South Wales have been isolated.

Queensland authorities appealed to the military for providing assistance from the air. Residents of the affected areas evacuated by military helicopters.

In the city of romance began flooding the evacuation center, a gathering of 300 people. To their rescue authorities sent a helicopter that transports them to another center. The water level in Roma peaked at 8.5 meters, which is 40 cm higher than in March 2010.

The city Charlvil in Queensland water level 4 February 2012 may reach the top of the city dam. Other city in the state, Mitchell has a 75% went under water. There's hundreds of people had to move to an evacuation center.

Due to heavy rains in eastern Australia stopped work four coal mines. This was done as a preventive measure. Mine do not yet flooded and equipment is not damaged.

Over the last couple of days in the East dropped a record rainfall — 132 mm. Meteorologists predict new rains.

Recall that in 2011 the eastern states of Australia have experienced the devastating flood. Then the water were 30 thousand homes. Killed 35 people, according to RBC.

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