In late January and early February 2019, an intense and slow-moving monsoonal low over northern Queensland caused record-breaking rainfall and disastrous flooding. Townsville was particularly badly affected, receiving more than its average annual rainfall in less than a week.
The Townsville floods were a devastating event. The floods brought danger and destruction and tested both the communities and the agencies that seek to protect them. The Bureau mounted a massive effort with the express purpose of saving lives.
Clare Mullen, Communication Adviser, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Raveena Carroll-Kenney, Daniel Barty, Rob Clancy
When: Wednesday 19th February, 12:05pm-12:50pm
Where: Room G31, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton