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Thousands urged to higher ground as Australia battles floods

Australian authorities on Sunday urged thousands of people in north Queensland state to move to higher ground fearing the danger of flooding from torrential rains. Queensland authorities said major flooding was underway in some suburbs of Cairns, a tourist hub of around 170,000 people located around 1,700 km (1,060 miles) north of state capital Brisbane. "Properties in these areas may continue to experience flooding with the approaching high tide and continued rainfall. Residents should move to higher ground now," Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said on its website in one of several emergency alerts for parts of north Queensland. The flooding came with heavy rain from ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper, which hit the region this week, leaving tens of thousands without power and forcing evacuations. Source - Reuters Read more - https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australian-authorities-urge-flood-hit-residents-higher-ground-2023-12-16/

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    5 w

    This is catastrophic

    • Rashid Kamau

      12 w

      Sad! the responsible ministries should work together for the safety of the people.

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      • CHRIS NGATIA

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        @rashid_kamau they really need to work hard

      • Kevin

        16 w

        We hope the Aussie government will prioritize safety

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          16 w

          This is very dangerous and people's safety should be prioritized

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          • winnie nguru

            16 w

            This is heartbreaking to say the least

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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              The urgent evacuation appeal in north Queensland due to the threat of flooding, exacerbated by heavy rains from ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper, highlights the immediate impacts of extreme weather events associated with climate change. The call for residents to move to higher ground reflects the growing challenges faced by communities globally as they grapple with the consequences of intensified weather patterns. The disruptions caused by the cyclone, including power outages and evacuations, underscore the vulnerability of regions to extreme weather events and the need for proactive measures to address and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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              • Gorffly mokua

                16 w

                Hope all the victims involved will get timely support.

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                • johnte ndeto

                  16 w

                  Serious measures should be put in place to mitigate future climate hazards to could endanger life

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    16 w

                    @johnte_ndeto Absolutely! Let this be a lesson so that they can put relevant plans in place to mitigate future disasters.

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                  • rosebellendiritu

                    16 w

                    What a catastrophe,it's a challenging situation for the people

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                    • Princess

                      16 w

                      Swift responses and evacuations are crucial to ensuring safety amid the challenging situation.

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                      • George Kariuki

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                        My thoughts are with everyone affected by the floods in Australia. I hope everyone stays safe and receives the support they need during this difficult time.

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                        • Princess

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                          @george_kariuki Wishing safety and resilience to everyone enduring this challenging time, and may they find the support needed for recovery. 🙏🌊

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