Australia: Climate change: Melbourne braces for the deluge

Northern Weekly: It was a day few Elwood residents will ever forget. On February 4, 2011 the suburb was hit by an intense tropical storm. During the afternoon high tide the waves were pushed up onto the sand by fierce winds. Elster Creek – which runs from Bentleigh through Brighton and into the Elwood canal – gushed and overflowed, spilling into the street. The combination of the incoming storm tide and the overflowing canal pushed drains to capacity. Sewage was released from emergency drains at Elwood, Brighton......

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