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. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLINOIS

    Make FUN all you want~You WILL REGRET it!

    January 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bambam

    What's gonna happen will I get stoned to death

    January 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    @bambam

    im comming to your house.. i want some of that killer weed.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mr. Loveit

    hey rupert murdoch.. Any comments? God bless the real america and homer simpson is your name rupert.

    January 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bambam

    China is more powerful than the usa obama don't want none

    January 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rupert Murdoch

    Just this: China is just alright with me, China is just alright, OH yeah!

    January 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Aborigine AncestorS

    That's payback for all the evil things the wheat-man do!

    January 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @Aborigine AncestorS

    Wouldn't the Aborigines suffer just as much as the “wheat-man” in the floods? Hmmmmmmm?

    January 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    where is croc-dundee?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chuck

    He said "G'day, mate" and took off, I guess!

    January 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @Aborigine ShAmAn and AncestorS

    So?

    January 3, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aborigine AncestorS and ShAmAn

      Time to appease the Aborigine ancestorS and the land of its ancient people. Get your shovel, hose pipe start cleaning! put your Aussie back into it! Tell your women no sniveling! No slobbering! Or we will rain down the frogs!

      January 3, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @Aussie Pride

    Uh, Aussie, no disrespect intended, but who are you arguing with? I'd like to know so I can look at the original post.

    January 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @Aborigine AncestorS and ShAmAn

    Really? C'mon, I mean really? That's the best you can come up with? Pshaw!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aborigine AncestorS and ShAmAn

      Our pshaw is the transgressions of the wheat-man whose ways opposes tramples destroys sheds the lifeblood of the Tree of the AncestorS. The bowl of pshaw has been poured upon the wheat-man's head and his ways. The bowl he handed he now receives.
      The bitter pshaw blended he nows eats

      January 4, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. @Aborigine AncestorS and ShAmAn

    No kidding. Really?

    January 4, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kathy

    You are not normal.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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