Communities in the Kimberley in Western Australia are reeling from the largest flooding event in the state’s history, which has wreaked havoc in the region. The Fitzroy River peaked at 15.81 metres, about 1.8 metres above the previous record. Emergency evacuations continued on Thursday as the Fitzroy’s flood peak bore down on tiny Noonkanbah. Helicopters plucked anxious residents from sodden outstation as evacuations continue, with three Australian Defence Force planes helping with the airlift

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