The city of Townsville has been declared a disaster zone due to unbelievably high rainfall. The people of Townsville are beginning to return to their homes today after a year’s worth of rain fell in one week.
A dozen schools have reopened today but major warnings still remain in place for many residents.
The severe weather is a once in a 20-year event. The capacity of the Ross River dam has reduced to 196 per cent – down from 247 per cent, the point in which the
As the water slowly begins to lower in certain parts of Townsville, members of the Australian Army are still on-call in the city, along with armoured vehicles to offer any assistance. There is a forecasted 95% chance of rain today and above 80% for the next 2 days.
The situation is far from over with the storm system slowly moving south, threating towns such as Ayr, Bowen, Proserpine and Mackay.