March 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Updated: March 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Footage shows record torrential rain flooding Australia’s Barron Falls

WATCH: Drone footage captures raging water rushing down Barron Falls' 250-metre descent in Australia.


Drones have captured footage of Queensland, Australia’s Barron Falls being flooded with water after a record rainfall.

Rapidly gushing down 250 metres, the storm transformed what is ordinarily a trickle into a powerful surge.

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While mesmerizing to look at, the flooding and storms in north Queensland have been declared a “disaster situation” by the state government. More than 200 homes have been flooded and residents have been evacuated. Craig Crawford, Queensland’s state emergency services minister, warns of potential cyclones that could affect the area next week.

The Insurance Council of Australia has also declared “catastrophe” for the area.

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Queensland’s wet season usually runs from December to March, bringing hot and humid temperatures as well as torrential rain to the north.

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