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Townsville flooding could worsen with more heavy rain and dam releases

Approximately 20,000 homes are on the verge of being completely swamped if the current heavy rains in northern Queensland continue, authorities warn. Steve Munroe, the Acting Chief Superintendent said their records show that about 500 homes in the area were prone to flooding. This is just crazy and if the rains continue all through the weekend and next week, we could start talking of 10,000 to 20,000 homes. “It’s those vulnerable neighbourhoods at the moment, homes built in the low-lying areas with water in their backyard”, he said. According to the Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill, the police in conjunction with …read more

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