Australia: Time-lapse video of floodwater rising over train tracks

Australia: Floodwater rises over train tracks (Queensland Rail/CNN)

Queensland Rail has released time-lapse video from a weather station in Queensland showing floodwater rising meters above rail tracks.

The time-lapse, filmed from January 31st - February 5th, shows the impact of floods in an area that has suffered heavy losses, according to Australian CNN affiliate 9News.

Recovery efforts are underway. Queensland fire and emergency services are conducting damage assessments in the Townsville area, according to their official twitter feed.

Local authorities have also begun monitoring mosquito-prone areas.

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