Strong rains in Australia led to a record rise in river levels

The heavy rains caused by Nora’s ex-cyclone led to a record increase in water levels in the rivers in the northern part of the Australian state of Queensland over the past 20 years.

According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, in the coastal city of Port Douglas in just 24 hours on March 26, 593 mm of precipitation fell.

On Monday night, more than 40 people were rescued from the flood waters in the trailer park in Cairns. On Tuesday, two more people were rescued, caught in the grip of the water element in their car.

In many areas, a flood warning has been issued.

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