Homes destroyed, streets flooded and trees uprooted. This is what happened in South East Queensland last week. Wild storms and strong winds swept through the coast of Queensland. Rain pelted down and waves crashed against the rocks. Millions of dollars of damage has been done. Residents homes have been flooded and power lines have toppled down. Streets turned into waterways and winds up to 100km uprooted trees. It has also caused erosion with huge land slides. It has been the worst flood since 1974. People have been stranded and cars have floated out to sea. A man has been tragically killed in Surfers Paradise. He was sitting in his office when a bit of metal flew through the window. Many towns were evacuated and declared natural disaster zones with river banks bursting.
But where is all this water going? Most people hoped that it would flow into the dry Murray-Darling Basin. Unfortunatley it is not the case because of the mountain Range called the Great Dividing Range. The water would have needed to go on the other side of the Great Dividing Range.
There is some good news. After many years of the worst drought Queensland has ever had, the rain fell and now the drought is over. It is good news that the drought is over but there will still be lots of money and time put into cleaning up Queensland.