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‘Biblical’ floods hit Queensland and leave tens of thousands homeless

Worst rains for 50 years leave Queensland homes and businesses facing invasion of snakes and killer crocodiles. The northern Australian state of Queensland faces a flood of “biblical proportions” a local official warned yesterday, as rising water levels caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. The floods have already struck a vast swath of(…)

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‘Biblical’ floods hit Queensland and leave tens of thousands homeless

Worst rains for 50 years leave Queensland homes and businesses facing invasion of snakes and killer crocodiles. The northern Australian state of Queensland faces a flood of “biblical proportions” a local official warned yesterday, as rising water levels caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. The floods have already struck a vast swath of(…)

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Flooding in Australia

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday said “unprecedented” flooding would worsen after entire towns were cut off. Hundreds of people have been airlifted from flooded northeastern towns. Drenching rains unleashed by a tropical cyclone over Queensland have caused 1,000 evacuations so far and over 38 regions have been declared natural disaster areas.

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