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Australia floods inundate Brisbane, 43 missing

January 12, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Environmental, International, News and Society, Weather

BRISBANE, Australia – – Massive floods shut down the centre of Australia’s third-largest city, sent thousands fleeing from their homes and sparked panic buying of food on Wednesday as rescuers searched for 43 people missing in floodwaters. Australia’s biggest floods in a century have so far killed 16 people since starting their onslaught across northern …

Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia

January 12, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Environmental, International, News and Society, Weather

BRISBANE, Australia – Greg Kowald was driving through the center of Toowoomba when a terrifying, tsunami-like wall of water roared through the streets of the northeast Australian city. Office windows exploded, cars careened into trees and bobbed in the churning brown water like corks. The deluge washed away bridges and sidewalks; people desperately clung to …

What is the flood situation in Australia?

January 12, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Boating, Travel & Leisure, Weather

BRISBANE (Australia) – AUSTRALIA’S third-biggest city Brisbane was besieged on Wednesday by once-in-a-century floods that could hit up to 20,000 homes, as the death toll in raging torrents rose to 12. Thousands of people took refuge with friends and central districts were eerily quiet as the river city of two million battened down for its …

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