Northern Queensland Shopping Center Flooded as Severe Storm Lashes Region

A shopping center in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, was flooded on January 4, amid a severe weather warning as ex-Tropical Cyclone Imogen was forecast to bring heavy rain and destructive winds.

Imogen was downgraded to an ex-tropical cyclone earlier in the day, but the Bureau of Meteorology said it remained “a dangerous system with widespread flooding rainfall expected over northern Queensland.”

This footage from Brianna Mckenzie shows flooding outside the Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre. Rescue teams were being readied amid the significant rainfall, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said on Monday. Credit: Brianna Mckenzie via Storyful