The north-east coast of Australia again swept by floods. Incessant heavy rains threatened lowland agricultural areas of Queensland.
As said on Sunday Acting Mayor Banana Shire, Maureen Clancy, the water level in the river Dawson stood at 12.2 meters. "The floods have caused the failure of the local businesses and farms, and probably turn into a loss of crops, — said Maureen Clancy. — Local authorities prepare for the worst — the loss of the crop. "
Meanwhile, heavy rains have become an obstacle to the annual music festival of Christian music in Toowoomba. According to the press service of the Department of Public Safety, water flows literally split the roof of the pavilion, where there were about 15 thousand people. No injuries were reported. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the weather in the coming days will only worsen.
Major floods in Australia last time was at the end of December 2010, the cause was prolonged heavy rains. High water reached up to the third-largest city — Brisbane. Flooding has caused damage to the Australian state of Queensland in the $ 6 billion.
Source: BBC News