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Suffering from a severe lack of rain for more than five years, Queensland based farmers struggled to keep their cattle alive through tough and dry conditions.
But when the rain finally began to fall, the situation became even more dire.
In just 10 days, some rural parts of the Queensland region received more than three years’ worth of average rainfall.
Two people were killed in the floods, hundreds of homes have been either damaged or destroyed and the state’s cattle industry are expecting an extraordinary loss of up to 500,000 cattle.