Australia floods

This item appears on page 28 of the May 2021 issue.

Heavy rains caused major flooding in southeastern Australia in late March, including in suburbs of Sydney, killing at least two people. More than 40,000 people were evacuated as some areas experienced nearly 2 feet of rainfall within a 24-hour period, which even created waterfalls at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Floodwaters caused damage to property and infrastructure across the area.