The Canary In The Coal Mine Down Under
Following month upon month of epic flooding, large expanses of Victoria, New South Wales and the island state of Tasmania were inundated by torrential rains, with rising waters expected to continue for days. At least two are dead.
Record breaking rains have been smashing the region since March/April 2022, driven by an unusual three year La Niñaand orelenting global warming. Damage in the Fall event cycle was approx. $4 Billion.
Last week (Oct 14) Thousands of homes in Victoria State were evacuated or cut off with rivers near Melbourne exceeding record floor markers. Worsening the situation is the fact that the ground is already saturated, preventing normal run off and drainage. Thousands more evacuations are expected this week as waters rise.