Posted by: mrpeatie | January 21, 2011

Satellite Image of Australia Flood

The flooding in Australia has become the costliest national disaster in the country’s history with damages now exceeding $30 billion. That price tag makes it comparable to some of the costliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States. The floods are a result of the wettest spring the region has experienced in 111 years of recording keeping. A coastal area near Queensland received over 4 feet of rain. The weather is mostly a result of La Nina. More information on this and several other floods in Brazil, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the Philippines can be found at Dr. Jeff Master’s Wunder Blog.

Images below show the flooding in Rockhampton, Australia. The first image is from Google Maps and the second is from our friends at NASA.

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