Such rainfall has not been seen there for a very long time. In some regions of the Australian state of Northern Territory, more than 100 liters of water per square meter fell overnight. There was a flood.
Record-high rainfall hit Australia’s Northern Territory. On Wednesday, water levels in many rivers were dangerously high. One of them – Todd – poured out in the village of Alice Springs.
He was hanging on to a tree for hours
There was also a dangerous incident involving the driver in the city. The man held on to the tree for several hours to avoid flooding. His car was literally swept to the causeway.
To help the man, emergency services were called. They managed to save him using ropes.
Videos from different regions of the Northern Territory show water flooding the sidewalk and nearby trees.
It wasn’t raining like that for a long time
According to information provided by the Australian Meteorological Office, rainfall of more than 100 liters of water per square meter was recorded at times on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. As it was added, it was the most abundant rainfall since January 30, 2001. Weather forecasters also issued alerts against floods and severe storms.
This month’s rainfall has already broken the record for the wettest November in the history of surveying.
Main photo source: Reuters