From Bloomberg news
By Gemma Daley
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Emergency services in northern
Australia are battling the worst floods in three decades as
residents report shortages of supplies and crocodiles swimming
through towns inundated by water.
Almost 3,000 homes have been flooded and 30 people evacuated
in the northwest of Queensland state, the Department of Emergency
Services said. Supplies are being airlifted to towns cut off by
rising waters in the region west of Cairns, it said.
“It’s like looking out into an ocean,” Donna Smith,
acting manager of the Albion Hotel in Normanton, a town inland
from the Gulf of Carpentaria, said by telephone today. “There
is a 5-meter crocodile swimming by, but the biggest problem is
that we’re running out of beer.”