Cyclone hit palm is residents still homeless because of floods
Rising water levels have left more than half of Brisbane’s 10 hardest hit areas without water supplies.
And the worst hit areas are expected to take months to restore, with only a single site of safe supply in one-quarter of Queensland’s state capitals.
The disaster is likely to impact thousands of people across the country.
About 25 homes are believed to have been badly damaged or destroyed on the river side of Townsville, which is the worst-hit by the flooding.
media_camera Paramedics help a man stranded in flooded Brisbane after an extreme weather event on Thursday afternoon. Picture: ABC News
The other biggest storm su아산출장안마rge occurred on the southwest coast, where some 1,500 homes suffered roof collapse.
Sydney’s south coast city of Surfers Paradise was hardest hit.
At least two people have died in Sydney after a river burst in the city’s north shore.
In the regional Queensland city of Brisbane, more than 15,000 people — some 600 of them in critical condition — were without power.
Residents of the western suburbs of Brisbane, Townsville and Mount Smart said they were «terrified» of coming out onto the street.
The cyclone left more than 6km of flooding in many areas, and the water level in some areas of Brisbane fell below the flood risk level for a storm warning, the federal agency Storm Services said.
It is understood the Brisbane-Queensland Power Co, which provides electricity to the city, had power restored to almost all of its customers.
But it is not yet known how much or how fast.
Storm Services said no homes in Brisbane have had the power restored yet, which leaves most in areas of Queensland without electricity.
media_camera A flood at Lake Mungo in the Brisb예스 카지노ane city centre. Picture: Paul Jeffers
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared a state of emergency in three south-eastern cities – Townsville and Darwin – after the cycl아로마 마사지one hit, saying an emergency had been declared to deal with the «high risk of serious flooding in affected areas».
It also left Townsville with the highest number of flood-related deaths since 2000, with more than 90 victims, in one of the worst disaster aftermaths in the state’s history.
The death toll jumped to more than 100, and was expected to increase as more data became available, Queensland Emergency Services Commissione