Water Rushes Down Mount Coolum During End of Spring Deluge

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017
Published: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

Four days of heavy rainfall in southeast Queensland brought road closures and flooding but also some spectacle for families on October 16 who witnessed waterfalls cascading down Mount Coolum. Sunshine Coast Daily reported that the severe weather wreaked havoc across the region, with over 300 millimetres falling over a 24-hour period. ABC reported that a 67-year-old man was found dead after his care was swept off a flooded causeway near Gympie. The miserable conditions eventually calmed, with rainfall and wind speeds lowering as the middle of the week approaches. As seen in this video, not all areas were ravaged by increased hazards. Residents and visitors to Mount Coolum National Park bore witness as waterfalls enveloped the dome-shaped rock, which sits in the midst of open eucalyptus and rain forests. Credit: Facebook/Mike Wykes via Storyful

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