Jan 28 2013





Weather extremes continue to hit hard around the globe. Tropical Cyclone Oswald slammed into the northeast coast of Australia just north of Brisbane. Instead of dissipating, the storm moved slowly down the coastline and left historic amounts of rain.

Upper Springbrook reported 56.4 inches of rain of which half of it fell within twenty-four hours. In New South Wales north of Sydney the town of Hopkins Creek measured 39.6 inches of rain. Reports of two feet of rain were common in the storm.

In the small town of Bundaberg (north of Brisbane) over 2,000 homes have flooded. Winds up to 65 mph has made roof top rescues more difficult.

Queensland is having massive flooding and it is now spreading into New South Wales.