In the North-East of Australia where a farmer has two German and two Swiss tourists with his private helicopter rescued. The travelers were surprised in their car by a flood, such as the Australian news Agency AAP reported on Saturday.

The cattle-breeders had come to the travelers with his helicopter to help, as they sat in the floods of the Bank, which entered into force Diamantina river in the vicinity of Middleton in the state of Queensland. The four were unharmed.

After a severe drought in the previous year it has not rained in many Parts of the state in the past week, fierce. According to the meteorologists it is distributed in the North of Queensland in only eight days, more than usual throughout the year.

Additional heavy rainfall is expected

Severe damage were reported from the coastal city of Townsville vis-à-vis the Great Barrier reef, where the rain-flash floods and landslides triggered.

The local weather service is warning of further heavy rains, which are expected to continue over the next few days. In Townsville, the meteorologists are expecting rain on Saturday alone, between 150 and 200 mm – this quantity falls there on average in a month.

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