Queenslanders aren’t just worried about rising floodwaters. Far north Queensland has been declared a disaster zone as flood waters completely cut the town off. As the waters reseed crocodiles are being found close to town.
A local woman, Rhonda Brown, came across a crocodile on her way home from work on Thursday evening. She posted a photo on her Facebook page yesterday of the injured reptile on Lottery Creek Bridge, warning others of the hidden danger lurking underneath the floodwaters.
Many locals are stranded as catchments in some areas exceeded 12 metres overnight and the town’s roads became submerged under water.
With water spilling into a number of heavily populated areas, there is a risk of dangerous wildlife coming into contact with those affected.
While major flood levels have lowered to 12m since last night, the Bureau of Meteorology said levels are expected to continue to drop but remain at a major flood level category.
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