26mm = 1.02 inches
Please see The Extreme Rain Events of 2010 (the bottom of thread), for background on the ongoing flooding currently in Australia, Columbia, Philippines, Shri Lanka,
Greg Gobel , executive director of the Australian Red Cross in Brisbane, said access has been completely cut off to Rockhampton, a city of 75,000.
Using Rockhampton as the litmus test, 918mm fell in the last six months of the year.
This equated to the second-highest July-December rainfall total for Rockhampton Airport (see Rural Page on Friday for final figures).
Rocky's December total for 2010 was 523.8mm; 268mm fell in the four days from December 25-28.
Places like the Blackdown Tablelands and the Isaac River near Yatton recorded double this rainfall which helped drive the floodwaters into the Dawson/Nogoa/Mackenzie Rivers and eventually the Fitzroy.
Right along the Dawson River towns were flooded – no more so than Theodore which had to be evacuated.
The Fairbairn Dam peaked over four metres which was higher than the 2008 flood.