Image from Space: Australian Floods

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Yesterday, Dave brought you the latest information on the Australian floods and today I’d like to show you an image captured from the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. Notice the muddy brown flood waters inundating the city.

This is a view from space on January 9, 2011 showing the extent of the floodwaters near the Queensland coast. Image: NASA’S Earth Observing Satellite (Advanced Land Imager)

Heavy rain will continue across southeastern Australia and Tasmania over the next few days as a trough of low pressure stalls over the area. The heaviest rain is expected across portions of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania through Friday, local. Daily rainfall totals of 2-4 inches with isolated higher amounts will be possible which could result in more flash flooding.

It doesn’t look like the weather will improve over the area anytime soon and this definitely isn’t good news, especially when some of the highways are already expected to be underwater for quite some time. Authorities in Brisbane told residents to evacuate in anticipation of the worst flooding in several decades.

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