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Geography case studies

The 2010-2011 Queensland floods

Basic Facts

Floods struck December 2010 and lasted till January 2011
Affected Brisbane and its state Queensland.
¾ of the state of Brisbane declared a disaster zone
Affected an area larger than France and Germany combined
2.1 million affected
In Brisbane 11,000 homes…

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The town of goondwindi had to evacuate its local hospital and elderly care home as a
precaution.
Many businesses affected.
Coal mines were forced to close as mining sites were flooded around 15% of the annual
state output was lost. The mining sector lost 2.5 billion.
Swimming pool salt was…

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