Overall Green alert Flood
in Australia

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100794
Death: 1
Displaced: 400
Countries: Australia
From - To 16 Mar - 24 Mar

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Queensland, Australia, Late March 2021Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) issued an alert for residents of Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Region, after the Logan River reached major flood level due to heavy rainfall. Local officials said 60 homes were isolated by flood waters in Beaudesert. 2 people were rescued from flood waters. Minor flooding was also occurring along the Albert River in parts of the Scenic Rim Region. On 23 March QFES also warned of potential flooding in low-lying areas north of Pimpama on the Gold Coast. Media reported 1 suspected flood-related fatality near Canungra.Thu 25 Mar 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

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'One-in-100-years' flood talk is disastrously misleading, experts saySat, 27 Mar 2021 21:38:00 +0100.

What does it mean when a natural disaster is described as a "one-in-50-years" or "one-in-100-years" event? Well, not what most people think and that has to change, according to a leading risk assessment expert. Key points: A one-in-100-year
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Australians assess flood damage, accelerate clean-upSat, 27 Mar 2021 04:48:00 +0100.

Australian authorities accelerated recovery efforts and cancelled more than a dozen flood evacuation warnings on Friday as water levels that have caused widespread damage across the country’s east receded. Clean-up efforts were ramped up ac
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Climate Change may be Fueling More Powerful Hurricanes and TyphoonsFri, 26 Mar 2021 13:29:00 +0100.

Many tropical cyclone-prone regions of the world are expected to experience storm systems of greater intensity over the coming century, according to a review of research published today in ScienceBrief Review. Moreover, sea level rise will
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Satélites mapean las inundaciones históricas en AustraliaFri, 26 Mar 2021 13:17:00 +0100.

Grandes extensiones de Nueva Gales del Sur, en Australia, aparecen inundadas por lluvias torrenciales en imágenes de la misión Copernicus Sentinel-1 de la ESA. Las fuertes lluvias han provocado que las represas se desborden, los ríos se des
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),