Satellites capture flooding on Australia's east coast •

Satellites capture flooding on Australia's east coast


Today’s Video of the Day from the USGS features Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite view of flooding in the town of Tweed Heads in New South Wales, Australia. 

Days of torrential rainfall in late February led to widespread and deadly flooding on Australia’s east coast.

In southern Queensland and northern New South Wales (NSW), more than a year’s worth of rain had fallen by the end of the first week in March.

Heavy rainfall returned to Australia’s east coast on March 30, and thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes for the second time within weeks. 

Yet another round of torrential rainfall struck the region again on April 7. In Sydney, the system dumped nearly a month’s worth of rainfall overnight. 

Image/ Video Credit: USGS

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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