Stop 6: Floods - Johannes Leak

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This cartoon is titled 'Floods', by Johannes Leak, The Australian, 22nd of March 2021. Houses and a car are swept along by churning brown floodwaters. Water foams around the trunk of a skeletal tree. Against a backdrop of torrential grey rain, a red title reads, 'From the makers of 2020 - 2021 - Just when you thought it was safe to go outside. Now streaming'.

Label text: New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian called the major flooding across eastern Australia, a ‘one-in-100-year event’. The natural disaster, which impacted several areas still recovering from 2020’s Black Summer bushfires, cost five lives and caused the evacuation of 18,000 people. Many wondered if 2021 would turn out to be worse than the year before.