Queensland, Australia, has seen record-breaking flooding, with residents of some areas warned towards touring due to massive crocodiles sighted within the floodwaters.

The flooding, attributable to heavy rain, has been significantly extreme in Burketown, a small group within the north of the state about 1,300 miles northwest of the state capital Brisbane. Aerial photos present roads and homes submerged.

Nearly 100 residents needed to be airlifted to larger floor, in response to a Reuters report.

Floodwaters in Burketown reached document ranges, in response to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday, with the river rising above the earlier highest stage of 6.78 meters recorded in 2011.

On Monday, Queensland Police warned residents to remain out of the floodwaters as a helicopter had noticed “two very massive crocs” within the waters.

The warning was made in a video posted to Twitter, which confirmed police rescuing a child kangaroo from the floodwaters.

In a assertion on Tuesday, Queensland Police mentioned: “It’s nonetheless unsafe for displaced individuals to return to their houses and police remind residents to restrict motion within the flood water on account of unseen hazards and up to date crocodile sightings.”

The flooding is predicted to ease slowly over the following few days, in response to the Bureau of Meteorology, however it’s prone to stay above the “main flood stage” of 6 meters (practically 20 toes) till Wednesday and presumably longer.

This flooding disaster is simply the most recent for Australia, which has endured a number of main floods over the previous couple of years, on account of a multi-year La Nina climate occasion, usually related to elevated rainfall. These embrace the devastating, record-breaking floods in Western Australia in January, which affected an space nearly 3 times the scale of the UK.

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