Heavy rain in Western Australia cuts off communities

An aerial view of Kimberley, Australia.

An aerial view of the Kimberley, Australia. Image by David Busch / CC BY 2.0

The Dampier Peninsula and the Kimberley have posted severe weather and flood warnings after a slow-moving tropical system dumped over 400ml of rain in 24 hours. The Kooljaman wilderness camp recorded rainfall that almost doubled their existing January record of 239.8mm in 2012. The Bureau of Meteorology said the figure was so extreme it had to be double-checked. Roads have been flooded cutting off travel and supplies to communities in the Kimberley and the Dampier Peninsula. Read more: abc.net.au

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