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A Cyclone Dumped So Much Rain On This Australian State That A Crocodile Was Spotted In A Flooded Town

Parts of Northern Queensland in Australia have been flooded after tropical cyclone Jasper dumped a year's worth of rain on the region in just a few days.

Parts of Northern Queensland in Australia have been flooded after tropical cyclone Jasper dumped a year’s worth of rain on the region in just a few days.

The tropical cyclone made landfall in Australia on Dec. 13 but hovered over the region for almost five days, bringing up to two meters of rain in some areas, according to the BBC.

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The floods left about 15,000 people without power, inundated homes and shut down the airport, where planes were trapped by the flooding on the runway.

Authorities say they expect the flooding to be the worst recorded in the state, with the premier of Queensland saying that locals had never seen anything like this before.

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About 300 people were rescued in and around Cairns, a tourist city with more than 150,000 people near the Great Barrier Reef, on Sunday Dec. 17, officials said.

Officials said several others were stuck on the roofs of buildings, where they spent the night.

A crocodile was even spotted in a flooded creek near a public park in the town of Ingham, with rangers later removing it.

No deaths or injuries have been reported so far.

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese has said the military will provide full support for disaster relief and the government has provided financial support for residents who were affected, CNN reported.

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