BLUFA “rain bomb” damaged more than 17,000 homes and killed 10 people, wreaking havoc in Sydney, Brisbane, Lismore and the North Coast NSW.
This article by Caitlin Cassidy from the Guardian makes the following points:
- After a week of torrential rain, at least 17 lives were lost in Queensland and NSW.
- “One in-1,000 year” weather.
- Lismore had the worst flooding in its history, 700mm in 30 hours.
- Cleanup is likely to last months, if not years.
- SES and others used boats, boogie boards and dinghies.
- Large livestock losses.
- Due to flood risk, many businesses were either under-insured or uninsurable and are unlikely to reopen.
- Richmond lowlands flooded in March 2021, and many affected haven’t received promised government assistance.
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report identified extreme weather events were increasing damage levels.
References from the Web:
- MAR 2022 Queensland flood damage bill set to top $2.5 billion, according to early estimates | 7News.com.au
- MAR 2022 ‘Let’s face it, it’s climate change’: Floods renew debate over where we should live |Sydney Morning Herald
- MAR 2022 Everything You Need To Know About Floods and Climate Change |Climate Council
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