2019 Townsville flood
The 2019 Townsville flood is a current flood event occurring in the city of Townsville, on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It was caused by the convergence of a monsoon and a slow moving tropical low.
2 fatalities have been reported after bodies were found in floodwaters.One additional death was reported on February 12th from Melioidosis a bacterial infection caused by bacteria in the soil which is brought to the surface after heavy rainfall, 10 more are ill from Melioidosis and further fatalities cannot be ruled out. An additional toll of the floods are a significant portion of the area's cattle industry, with hundreds of thousands of cattle estimated to have been killed by the floods. 
Multiple agencies are on the ground assisting with the recovery including but not limited too; Queensland Government, Townsville City Council, Queensland Rural Fire Service, Australian Defence Force and Team Rubicon Australia.
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- "Summer Floods in Australia". NASA Earth Observatory. 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
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