2011 Australian floods

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Devastating floods affected large regions of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in January 2010. In Queensland, 22 people were killed and nine were still missing as at 24 January 2010.[1]

The Australian federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has predicted the economic cost of the disaster will be the highest in Australia's history.





  • 75 towns have been subject to flooding
  • 3000 rural properties have been flooded
  • More than 250 buildings have been flooded.
  • More than 22,000 sheep, 300,000 poultry and almost 600 cattle have been lost.[2]
  • Cost impacts to the agriculture are estimated to be up to $1.5b
  • Total cost estimates are between $2b[3], and possibly up to $6b


Flash flooding in Toowoomba

ABC (United States) Worlds news reports on floods in Australia and Brazil

See also

External links


  1. Death toll from south-east Qld floods rises to 22, ABC News
  2. Flood levee may have been tampered with, ABC News
  3. Victorian damage bill to hit $2bn, The Age

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