Over 1,100 people have been evacuated after a hundred-year flood hit the northern part of Queensland. Crocodiles have been observed in the streets.
The Australia military has filled sandbags, put in amphibious transport vehicles, and picked up people who have been on rooftops after the town of Townsville and the Queensland area were hit by a flood on Sunday.
On Sunday night, the authorities had to open flood barriers, which unleashed what is referred to as “dangerous and fast water currents”.
Photos from Townsville show cars that are almost covered by water and houses that have been flooded with both the basement and the ground floor. People walk with water to life and drive boat in the streets. So far, over 1,100 people have left their homes. 1,000 of them are gathered at an evacuation center.
In addition to the residents having to deal with the water masses, several saltwater crocodiles have been observed that have taken the journey from the sea to the streets of Townsville. Also, freshwater crocodiles have been observed, writes Townsville Bulletin . So far, no damage has been reported as a result of the crocodiles – or the water masses.
It does not appear that the flood will be over with the first. Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Monday morning that it will continue to rain heavily the next few days. Although it is expected that the rain will continue, there will not be as much rainfall as before. It is expected that the flood will decline at midnight on Monday.
As a result of the water bodies, the airport in Townsville has been closed. The schools are also closed. They probably open again on Tuesday.