The 2011 floods in Australia devastated large swathes of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. They were caused by a variety of human and physical causes. Your task is to create a factfile outlining the causes and impacts of the flooding. There are a variety of links on the blog but feel free to research further.
This is a useful link to a BBC news report which includes some startling footage of vehicles being carried down a street in the flood water.
This article from the Telegraph explains the contribution that el nino made to the heavy rainfall.