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Unprecedented flooding over Australia’s Eastern Seaboard has highlighted deficiencies in the country’s road and rail infrastructure. The ramifications will potentially last for years.

A rare third consecutive La Niña weather pattern, combined with the effects of a volcanic eruption in Tonga in January 2022, has brought heavier and more frequent downpours to Australia, causing rivers to burst their banks and flooding communities near the coast and inland. These deluges have completely saturated the ground and it is unable to absorb any ...

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