Queensland

Australian floods: rebuilding task will reach ‘post-war proportions’

Queensland premier Anna Bligh said the crisis was the worst natural disaster the state had experienced. The task of rebuilding communities in Queensland submerged by floodwaters would reach that of “post-war proportions”, the state’s premier warned today, as the Brisbane river continued to surge through the city, and the death toll rose to 15, with(…)

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Australian floods: rebuilding task will reach ‘post-war proportions’

Queensland premier Anna Bligh said the crisis was the worst natural disaster the state had experienced. The task of rebuilding communities in Queensland submerged by floodwaters would reach that of “post-war proportions”, the state’s premier warned today, as the Brisbane river continued to surge through the city, and the death toll rose to 15, with(…)

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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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