Posts Tagged Brisbane flood

Weather

Wettest and Hottest Summer in Australia

Wettest and Hottest Summer in Australia

After 37 years,  Queensland’s capital city of Brisbane had the wettest summer and this was due to the La Nina phenomenon.  On record, this was also the strongest La Nina that brought almost a meter of rain to the city, more than the 1974 most wet summer. The northern part of QLD had experienced the […]

March 4, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment, Weather

La Niña Leaves Australia

La Niña Leaves Australia

The weather experts say that Australia has been affected by the strongest La Niña pattern since 1917.  This phenomenon caused the oceans around the country to reach their warmest temperatures on record and produced heavy rains that flooded the states of Queensland, Victoria and some parts of New South Wales. It also contributed to the […]

February 17, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Top News, Weather

QLD’s Inland Tsunami and River City

QLD's Inland Tsunami and River City

The “Inland Tsunami” – On January 10, 2011, after weeks of rain, the town of Toowoomba which is about 125 kilometres west of Brisbane was hit by a 6 to 8 -meter high wall of water.  It was described as an “inland tsunami” and occurred without any warning.  Due to the amount of rain, the […]

January 13, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Weather

The Brisbane Flood

The Brisbane Flood

Natural disasters can happen anytime, anywhere and come in different forms and varied intensity.   Although the most common ones can arise from climatic conditions and weather patterns, the other natural disasters can be geological or due to changes in the crust of the earth. One of the most devastating natural disasters is the flooding in […]

January 12, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Top News, Weather

Flood in QLD Australia

Flood in QLD Australia

On December 29, 2010, half of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone due to major flooding  across the southern and central parts of the state.  Homes and businesses have been threatened by the heavy rain and rising floodwaters.  Around 300 residents from the town of Theodore were evacuated.  The residents of other two major […]

December 29, 2010 Comments Off / Read More >>