Exmouth, Western Australia, Cut Off After Floods

As much as 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours on Friday 25 April 2014 in parts of the north-west of Western Australia. The heavy rainfall caused flooding in the Pilbara town of Exmouth, closing roads and the airport, leaving the town cut off from the outside world for the duration of the flooding.

Emergency services were called upon to rescue several people who had become stranded. The flooding caused extensive damage to roads in the area. Warnings were issued for residents and motorists to avoid flood water. Reports say that by Monday 28 April 2014, the flood water had started to recede although some travellers remain stranded.

The Cape Range National Park in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area of Western Australia was also badly afffected by the heavy rainfall and flooding. It has since been closed for safety precautions.

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Sources: Sky News