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So there is now an absolutely massive flood event in North West Queensland. 533 mm of rain in 2 days across a vast area.

When that lot comes down the river systems to NSW we'll see another wave of towns flooded out.

Unprecedented flooding sparks evacuations in north-west Queensland, Gulf of Carpentaria

ABC North West Qld
/ By Zara Margolis and Larissa Waterson
Posted 12m ago12 minutes ago, updated 7m ago7 minutes ago
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Floodwater inundates Camooweal(Supplied: Sophie & Nic | Rockland Station)
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Residents are being flown to safety as never-before-seen floods inundate north-west Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Key points:​

  • Residents that have been isolated for months are being evacuated due to major flooding
  • Heavy rain overnight has resulted in record river levels
  • Emergency services are watching the situation in Burketown

Over the 24 hours to Thursday morning, heavy rain has seen rivers surge to record levels, sparking the evacuation of people in the Burke Shire and Gregory.
Meanwhile, the outage of Telstra's mobile and landline services in the area is causing communication difficulties.
"It's turning into an emergency situation in some places," said Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) director of Mount Isa district, Elliott Dunn.
"We have water getting into places that haven't been touched in generations."
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Burketown, Doomadgee, Gregory, Camooweal and Julia Creek have been flooded heavily.(Supplied: Datawrapper)
In the 48 hours to Thursday morning, 533 millimetres of rain had fallen across the Nicholson, Gregory and Leichhardt river catchments causing major flooding in the surrounding communities of Doomadgee, Burketown and Gregory.

The Gregory River at Riversleigh, near Lawn Hill, reached 18 metres high, surpassing the 1971 flood record of 10.8m.
At Doomadgee, the Nicholson River reached a record of 7.85m on Thursday morning, with levels continuing to rise.

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A family from the Tirranna Roadhouse near Gregory is evacuated to Burketown.(Supplied: Jil Wilson)
About 50 people have been relocated to higher ground in Burketown over the past 48 hours and another 24 people have been evacuated from properties around the lower Gulf area.
More to come.


 
Situation deteriorating even further.

Gulf residents prepare for mass evacuation as record Queensland floods continue

ABC North West Qld
/ By Julia André, Zara Margolis, and Larissa Waterson
Posted 6h ago6 hours ago, updated 5m ago5 minutes ago
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Helicopter footage of Burketown shows heavy flooding.(Supplied: Nautilus Aviation, Aaron Finn)
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Emergency services have ramped up evacuation efforts in the Gulf of Carpentaria as "unprecedented" floods threaten to submerge towns.

Key points:​

  • Burketown's airstrip is partially flooded and helicopters are being used fly people to safety
  • In the 48 hours to Thursday morning 533 millimetres of rain fell in the Nicholson, Gregory and Leichhardt river catchments
  • Authorities say some rivers have reached "unknown levels", damaging critical infrastructure and knocking out part of the Telstra network
 

Flooding peaks in Gulf of Carpentaria with about 40 homes inundated in Burketown

ABC North West Qld
/ By Emily Dobson and Larissa Waterson
Posted 3h ago3 hours ago, updated 2h ago2 hours ago

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Aerial footage shows Burketown in flood.(Supplied: Queensland Police)
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Station owners from the flood-ravaged Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland say they have lost everything, from cattle and stock to freezer rooms full of food, and it could be weeks before evacuated residents in the region can return home.

Key points:​

  • About 40 homes have been inundated by flood water in Burketown
  • Temporary services are being rolled out for about 60 people who remained in Burketown
  • It's expected to be weeks before machinery can get into town to help with the clean-up

The majority of Burketown's 150 residents were evacuated yesterday after the Albert River reached over 7 metres on Friday afternoon, exceeding the 2011 record flood level of 6.78m.

About 40 houses have been inundated with flood water in Burketown.
Authorities believe the river has peaked today, however flood water is expected to remain high for several weeks, fed by upstream flows from saturated catchments further south.

 

Flooding peaks in Gulf of Carpentaria with about 40 homes inundated in Burketown

ABC North West Qld
/ By Emily Dobson and Larissa Waterson
Posted 3h ago3 hours ago, updated 2h ago2 hours ago

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Aerial footage shows Burketown in flood.(Supplied: Queensland Police)
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Station owners from the flood-ravaged Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland say they have lost everything, from cattle and stock to freezer rooms full of food, and it could be weeks before evacuated residents in the region can return home.

Key points:​

  • About 40 homes have been inundated by flood water in Burketown
  • Temporary services are being rolled out for about 60 people who remained in Burketown
  • It's expected to be weeks before machinery can get into town to help with the clean-up

The majority of Burketown's 150 residents were evacuated yesterday after the Albert River reached over 7 metres on Friday afternoon, exceeding the 2011 record flood level of 6.78m.

About 40 houses have been inundated with flood water in Burketown.
Authorities believe the river has peaked today, however flood water is expected to remain high for several weeks, fed by upstream flows from saturated catchments further south.

The amount of water that the God's are dropping on the East Coast is unimaginable to me over here. Hardly seen a drop in 4 months, not that i want to be inundated like Burketown and others who suffered the same ilk.
Some will say it is climate change and then their are those who believe that the Gods are not happy and this is their way of revenge.
 
The amount of water that the God's are dropping on the East Coast is unimaginable to me over here. Hardly seen a drop in 4 months, not that i want to be inundated like Burketown and others who suffered the same ilk.
Some will say it is climate change and then their are those who believe that the Gods are not happy and this is their way of revenge.
1/ Monsoons... 'nuf said.

2/ Perth.... 'nuf said

I remember years in the 70s & 80s where the season wouldn't break until June or July.... even August one year.

Climate change or God has nothing to do with it. Chaos (in the physics sense) does.

Let's not be "Fooled By Randomness".
 
1/ Monsoons... 'nuf said.

2/ Perth.... 'nuf said

I remember years in the 70s & 80s where the season wouldn't break until June or July.... even August one year.

Climate change or God has nothing to do with it. Chaos (in the physics sense) does.

Let's not be "Fooled By Randomness".
WayneL I was checking the 7 dams we have on the farm yesterday. 5 are bone dry, the first time in the 35 years we have had the joint. One is half full and pretty murky and the other is spring fed. Just have to convice the bovines to eat the grass in one half of the farm and move to the other half for a drink.
10mm would be good at this stage.
 
WayneL I was checking the 7 dams we have on the farm yesterday. 5 are bone dry, the first time in the 35 years we have had the joint. One is half full and pretty murky and the other is spring fed. Just have to convice the bovines to eat the grass in one half of the farm and move to the other half for a drink.
10mm would be good at this stage.
It has been a bloody dry summer mate, for sure.
 
Further updates on the immense floods in the Gulf Country.
Towards the end of the story the writer points out this water is largely heading south to lake Eyre and through all the towns inbetween.

Stunning vision shows scale of outback floodwater 'bigger than anything in our lifetime'

ABC Western Qld
/ By Victoria Pengilley
Posted 10h ago10 hours ago, updated 7h ago7 hours ago
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Lake Nash cattle station has been inundated by flooding.(Supplied: Ben Olschewsky)
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In his 12 years of living in the middle of outback Australia, Ben Olschewsky has never seen anything like it — eerily still cattle stations engulfed by floodwater.

Key points:​

  • The Georgina River peaked at 3.5 metres, trapping hundreds in remote Queensland and NT communities
  • Flooding in the region was triggered by the same weather system causing flooding in the Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Sixteen people were evacuated from the Queensland town of Urandangi

"The homestead has been inundated, the entire footprint of the station is basically covered in water," he said.
Five hundred kilometres south of the Gulf of Carpentaria flood emergency, the same weather system is causing another crisis for graziers along the Northern Territory-Queensland border.

The Georgina River, which snakes through the Channel Country and Central Australia, has peaked at 3.5 metres, causing water to seep into nearby stations and communities.

The historic Lake Nash station, which stretches 1.2 million hectares along the border, is only just visible in the steadily rising water.
Its homestead is all but abandoned.
"It's just bigger than anything in our lifetime," Mr Olschewsky said.

 
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