The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued a flood warning for most of Queensland today, warning of ‘severe flooding’.
Residents are being reminded to exercise caution in wet weather after a man in his 20s was rescued from floodwaters in Mount Isa, in the northwest of the state, late overnight.
Flooding in Queensland can cause hypothermia in residents
(Photo: Dan Peled/Getty Images)
(Photo: Dan Peled/Getty Images)
The man was taken to Mount Isa Hospital in stable condition with hypothermia. According to 9News, the man became trapped and had to cling to reeds for 30 minutes.
As the rain intensifies, heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit parts of the state today.
The central and northern interiors received a severe weather warning.
A preliminary flood warning has also been issued for western and central Queensland, as well as the central and northern Queensland coasts.
Longreach in outback Queensland has already received 8.4mm of rain since 9am, Mount Isa has received 11.2mm, Townsville has received 12.4mm and Sunshine Coast Airport has received 36.6mm.
Longreach resident Jenny Gordon said the rain hadn’t stopped since midnight. It started around 12:15 p.m. and hasn’t stopped since. She said she would measure the gauge at 9 o’clock
Longreach receives an average of 23mm of rain each month, according to weather presenter Tim Davies today.
Longreach is expected to receive 100mm of rain today, if not more, he added.
According to Weatherzone, some sections of the state could receive several months of rain in a single day. This weather pattern is quite rare for the month of May.
This system can drop more than 100mm over Queensland, with some places receiving more than 300mm.
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Flood and cyclone prone places in eastern Australia could be considered ‘uninsurable’
Extreme weather caused by the climate crisis is likely to make more Australian homes “uninsurable”, according to a new analysis, with up to one in 25 households struggling to get cover by 2030, according to The Guardian.
The Climate Council report, which used data from consultants Climate Valuation, identified the ten electorates across the country that are most likely to become uninsurable due to floods, fires and other extreme weather risks. .
The most vulnerable locations have been shown to be in flood-prone and cyclone-prone areas of Queensland and sections of Victoria built on flood-prone areas near major rivers.
The study defines “uninsurable” as an area where the type of insurance policy needed was likely to be unavailable or only offered at such a high price that no one would ever fund it.
According to Nicki Hutley, an economist and member of the Climate Council who prepared the research, insurance rates are already skyrocketing and individuals are struggling to find coverage in some parts of the country.
People were seeing changes, she said, noting the bushfires in the summer and the recent terrible floods in northern New South Wales.
The document contains a tool that shows how the probability of various disasters and uninsurability evolves under various scenarios up to 2100.
People can enter their address to check how their property will be affected.
It predicted that up to 27% of homes in Nicholls headquarters in northern Victoria and 20% of properties in Richmond in New South Wales could become uninsurable due to floodplain risk.
Climate Valuation CEO Dr Karl Mallon said the company’s goal is to clarify the dangers for households, insurance agencies and regulators.
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