Floods In Australia Cover Land Area The Size Of France And Germany
December 31, 2010POSTED UNDER :
Updated Trends: Australia is in the news these days and thanks to the floods that is creating havoc in the northeastern region of the country, where the floods have reached the size of France and Germany. The region which has been affected by the floods is bigger than France and Germany’s land area combined, as a result some 22 towns have been evacuated and has stranded more than 200,000 people in the country.
These are the worst floods that have struck Australia in more than 50 years, and has been caused by the La Nina weather pattern over the region, as a result it has poured down torrential rain. The floods have also affected the port of Bundaberg, which is one of the most important cities from where sugar is exported.
Australian Prime Minister, Julian Gillard has announced AU$1 million for flood food relief, as there are more than 200,000 people who are stranded. Bundaberg exports around 400,000 tonnes of sugar annually to world, from its international port, as there are 30,000 tonne vessels that are arriving the port in the coming few weeks.