Record rainfall closes Australia’s Uluru national park – Telegraph.co.uk

“It is a remote area and it’s quite tricky, all the roads are impassable from the [Northern Territory] side into Kintore at the moment, and the Western Australia access is also significantly impaired. It’s quite dangerous to get though, so it’s obviously going to impair us getting resources in there.”

Kintore was almost completely cut off by the flooding, and so were the nearby towns of Papunya and Yulara, she said. 

In Yulara, the town square was inundated and had to be drained by firemen. 

No one has been injured in the flooding, though there has been damage to fences in Kintore, while some cars have been submerged. 

There were fears on Monday that a carload of people travelling to Kintore from Western Australia may have been caught up in the floods. 

Police said they had been unable to fly to some of the worst affected areas due to poor visibility. 

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