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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:17 AM

Floodwater swells Queensland's Flinders River into a 60km-wide 'mega river'

Source: New Zealand Herald

14 Feb, 2019 2:35pm

By: Benedict Brook

It's a river unlike any in Australia ó and a fortnight ago it barely existed.

In northern Queensland, record rain has created an instant "mega river" so immense it can be clearly seen on satellite imagery.

In parts, the Flinders River is now so swollen with floodwater it's expanded to a width of 60 kilometres from bank to sodden bank, news.com.au reports.

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology said the Flinders "is currently experiencing its most significant flood in at least the last 50 years".

Read more: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12203900

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Judi Lynn Feb 2019 OP
BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #1
Judi Lynn Feb 2019 #2
Uben Feb 2019 #4
Brother Buzz Feb 2019 #3
dalton99a Feb 2019 #7
LawnKorn Feb 2019 #5
Maggiemayhem Feb 2019 #8
keithbvadu2 Feb 2019 #6
JudyM Feb 2019 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:30 AM

1. Wasn't Australia just having a long heat wave?

Half a million cows killed in 20" of rain. Another example of what we will be seeing constantly as Climate Change effects all living things on Earth.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:45 AM

2. Absolutely. Here's a BBC recent article:

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave
18 January 2019

Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate.

An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and a rise in hospital admissions.

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said preliminary readings showed daily national temperature highs of 40C (104F).

The town of Noona in New South Wales hit a night-time temperature of 35.9C.

It was the highest minimum temperature ever recorded anywhere in Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46886798

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 05:59 AM

4. That's a lot of water!

Glad its there and not here.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:07 AM

3. NASA satellite view

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 07:46 AM

7. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 06:12 AM

5. Climate change is right before our eyes.

Some people refuse to see it for political reasons.

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Response to LawnKorn (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 07:51 AM

8. Not just political reasons

Many people think God will fix it for them, therefore no problem. People live in a bubble of their immediate surroundings.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 07:32 AM

6. Flash flood small stream

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 10:43 AM

9. That old man wasn't nimble enough to jump away if it suddenly broke free and flooded the road.

And then he turned his back to it as he walked away. Maybe seems foolish to me because one thing Iíve learned is never turn your back to the ocean when youíre in it at the shore... you can get clobbered by a wave and dragged in. Here, he was so close and it was moving with such force that he could lose his footing in an instant, might not have been as predictable as he assumed.

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