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Northeast Australia, Hundreds have been Evacuated due to Flooding

Northeast Australia, forcing evacuations trap residents on rooftops.

Military helicopters were sent to help Northeast Australia areas cut off by the floods, and more than 300 people were rescued in the state of Queensland overnight, officials said on Monday.

Amidst concerns that the town’s 160,000 inhabitants won’t have access to clean drinking water soon, floodwaters have nearly completely cut off Cairns, a well-liked tourist destination that acts as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

According to local officials, the town received more than three times the average amount of rain in December with roughly 600mm of rain falling over 40 hours until early Monday morning.

On Monday, all flights into and out of Cairns Airport were canceled or rescheduled due to flooding that partially submerged the airport’s plans.

Authorities in the region report that over 14,000 properties are without power.

Nine individuals, one of whom was seven years old, took refuge on a hospital’s roof in Wujal Wujal, a small town in the Cape York region.

In a number of rural locations, including Wujal Wujal and Ingham, crocodiles have been seen swimming in floodwaters.

Tropical Cyclone Jasper, which made landfall in Australia last week, was the cause of the flooding, which was preceded by intense rain and wind.

The flooding, according to Queensland state Premier Steven Miles, was the worst natural disaster he had ever witnessed in the region.

Miles told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “The problem is the rain won’t stop and until it eases up, we can’t get aerial support into remote places.”

According to Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick, the catastrophe will affect the state on a “billion-dollar scale.”

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