Severe flooding in parts of Australia seen by Metop-A.
05 July 2022
10 January 2011
Metop-A AVHRR observed the record floods in the government area of Rockhampton, Australia, along the Fitzroy River and the discharge into the sea.
The city of Brisbane faced a partial evacuation as fresh rainfall brought more flooding to the region. Flooding began to affect low-lying areas of Brisbane on the morning of 11 January 2011. By around 2:30 p.m. local time, the Brisbane River broke its banks leading to evacuations in area. Residents of 2,100 Brisbane streets were advised to evacuate prior to the arrival of floods, which struck the city on 12 January.
The flood peaked at 4.46m (14.6ft) in Brisbane City — 10th highest in the city's history, several metres below the 1890 flood and the two major floods in 1893.
In Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, flash floods resulted in multiple fatalities on Monday following heavy rains.