GeoNews - La Niña

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A collection of reworked satellite images, maps and globes from nasa offering some insight into the disastrous floods of January 2011.

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  • Seasonal flooding across eastern Australia has been widespread and devastating this spring - their wettest on record. Cyclone Tasha came along and dumped even more water on Queensland. Hundreds of thousands of people in an area the size of France and Germany combined are now affected, and at least sixteenpeople have been killed so far. Authorities are working to evacuate some communities and airlift supplies to others as the water level is expected to continue rising over the next two days and 38 regions were declared natural disaster areas.
  • The flooding in Queensland has been well documented and reported but there have been several other exceptional weather hazards elsewhere,
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