Australia: Kangaroos gather together to get away ‘once-in-a-century’ flood

    Cyclone Ellie has brought continuous rainfall in Western Australia (Picture: Andrea Myers)

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    Cyclone Ellie has actually brought constant rains in Western Australia (Picture: Andrea Myers)

    This is the troubling minute a mob of kangaroos attempted to get away the ‘once-in-a-century flood’ in Western Australia.

    Pictures reveal more than a lots animals gathering together on a little island as the dirty water continues to increase.

    Cyclone Ellie has actually brought constant rains, raising the Fitzroy River to its greatest level ever.

    The Bureau of Meteorology stated the river had actually reached 15.74 m in the early hours of this early morning, including it will peak even greater later on this afternoon.

    Homes have actually been flooded, roadways became rivers and locals required to climb up into boats to navigate.

    Abandoned cars and trucks can likewise be spotted completely immersed by the flood water.

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    Flooding at Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley area of Western Australia Jan 2023

    Flooding at Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley area of Western Australia (Picture: CallumLamond)
    Animals could be seen battling the flooding (Picture: CallumLamond)

    ‘This is a dangerous and fast-changing situation, and more rain is expected over the next few days,’ he told reporters on Tuesday.

    ‘We have not seen rain like this for at least 100 years so it is kind of shocking to see the water as high as it is.’

    Mr Dawson confirmed that a number of flood rescues for people have been completed in Fitzroy Crossing.

    All together, there had been 18 calls for assistance from people in flood-affected areas so far.

    Flooding at Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley area of Western Australia Jan 2023

    Cars were completely immersed in the increasing water (Picture: CallumLamond)
    A variety of flood saves have actually been finished up until now in the location (Picture: Reuters)
    Some structures have actually likewise been severely harmed by the increasing water (Picture: Reuters)
    A wallaby travel through the floodwaters in Fitzroy Crossing (Picture: Reuters)

    According to the Bureau, Cyclone Ellie is anticipated to decrease over the next 24 hours, and lastly transfer to the east onFriday


    A declaration checked out: ‘Record significant flooding at Fitzroy Crossing is anticipated to peak throughout Wednesday afternoon.

    ‘Downstream at Noonkanbah, moderate flooding is taking place and significant flooding is most likely from Wednesday afternoon.

    ‘Minor flooding is taking place at Fitzroy Barrage and is set to extend downstream to Looma and Willare from tomorrow, with more increases anticipated towards the weekend.

    ‘Seven-day rainfall totals of 200-800mm have been recorded across the Kimberley Region to 11am today.’

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