SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities pulled the groups of two men from your storm water drain during cleanup efforts after catastrophic flooding in your northeastern state of Queensland, police said on Tuesday.
Days of severe rainfall on the town of Townsville caused insurance losses estimated at a lot more than A$45 million ($32.63 million), industry figures show, while weather officials have warned that heavy showers could continue in a few areas.
“The were found around midday and possess been identified,” police said inside of a statement, without revealing the explanation for death.
More than 1,100 people must be evacuated on Monday after authorities opened the dam gates of overflowing rainwater reservoirs. Crocodiles were even spotted in suburban streets, pictures on social networking showed.
“Since the waters recede here therefore we start to alternate from the response phase to the recovery phase, there will be big shocks for that community,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Townsville.
“When they return to attributes, as they read the damage to their houses; yes, there’s the physical loss, a big the mental shock and just coming to terms along with it.”
($1=1.3789 Australian dollars)