Burketown Submerged as Queensland Hit With 'Unprecedented' Flooding

Burketown, Queensland, was flooded on March 12, as rain from severe thunderstorms swamped the area.

Video filmed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) shows Burketown inundated with water on Sunday, during what QFES described as an “unprecedented flooding situation.”

“Persistently high flood levels mean the area is still unsafe, and movement around the community should be limited to essential matters only,” QFES said.

The Queensland Police Service warned remaining residents to limit movement due to “multiple hazards, including concealed infrastructure damage and crocodiles.”

Local news reports said the area could remain flooded for several weeks. Credit: QFES via Storyful