Toowoomba Floods Put Queensland on Edge

During the night of 29 November, Toowoomba saw about 22mm of rain since midnight. Nearby Dalby had rainfall of around 38mm. Flood water caused chaos for motorists, with several of the city’s streets blocked. The heavy rainfall caused the East Creek to flood. The rainfall eased during the 30 November and blocked roads have since been re-opened.

Although not especially significant for their severity, the floods that struck in Toowoomba, Queensland yesterday, 29 November, still have many Queensland residents concerned that this could mark the beginning of yet another season of floods, and a repeat of the horrendous times the region has regularly suffered at this time of year.

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Toowoomba Floods, 2011 Photo: wikipedia.org

A flash flood Toowoomba in January 2011 was one of the first significant flood events of the deadly Queensland floods 0f 2011. According to records, 38 people died in the Queensland fdisaster. In 2011, much of the state was declared a disaster zone, and it was communities along the Condamine river such as Toowoomba (as well as the Ballone, Brisbane and Mary Rivers) who suffered greatly.

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Source: Sunshine Coast Daily