Massive flooding that has swept through Queensland, Australia, and claimed at least one life will likely force the evacuation of at least 1,000 people
GDACS red alert in effect. Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef were evacuated on March 7th.
Bushfires have killed at least 84 people and destroyed more than 700 homes in south eastern Australia. (08/02/2009)
Major flooding peaked at 6.53 metres at 6pm Tuesday (17th Feb) at Diamantina Lakes, and at 8am was 5.84 metres and falling.