Australian towns brace for more flooding; death toll rises
January 3rd, 2011
02:23 PM ET

Australian towns brace for more flooding; death toll rises

Rising floodwaters cut off the last ground route into the eastern Australian city of Rockhampton on Monday, as police pegged the number of people affected by prolonged flooding at 200,000.

Flooding also put increasing pressure on the southern Queensland cities of St. George and Surat, even as floodwaters receded in the communities farther to the north, including Emerald.

Police said ten people have died as a result of flooding since November 30.

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  1. Toowoombagirl

    How dare you? None of you would know what to do in a situation as I had. The water came gushing down within seconds. People were still in there cars being swept away without notice. What would you do and feel if you saw a dead person (knowing it was a member of your family) after the water receded? Grow up and have a bit of consideration for the flood victims.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
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