Queensland + Australia

In late November 2010, rain began falling in Queensland. By January 2011, extensive flooding had impacted 75 per cent of the state and a disaster zone was declared. In total, 33 people lost their lives, with three bodies never recovered and declared deceased by the State Coroner in June 2012. Evacuations numbers totalled 5,900 people from 3,600 homes. An estimated 28,000 homes were in need of rebuilding; scores more would require extensive repairs.