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Feb 03, 2019
9:27PM

Australia: Residents of Townsville warned of unprecedented flooding after dam gates were fully opened

BBC
In Australia, thousands of residents in and around the coastal city of Townsville in Queensland have been warned of unprecedented flooding after dam gates were fully opened today. The floodgates the Ross River dam were opened as incessant rains continued in the region.

The officials have warned that up to 20,000 homes could be flooded. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology have asked people to stay informed, look for s, and follow advice of emergency services.
 
Townsville has received more than a metre of rain in just a week, which is more than 20 times the average for the time of year. Thousands of residents in the area have already been affected, some left without power and others cut off by flooded roads.

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