Evacuations in Australia proceed as floodwaters rise
Emergency officials patrol a flooded highway in Rockhampton, Australia.
January 4th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Evacuations in Australia proceed as floodwaters rise

More evacuations were underway in the flood-ravaged Australian state of Queensland on Tuesday as waters continued to rise.

Relief teams continued rushing supplies into the eastern city of Rockhampton. In some of the state's more rural areas, farmers said they were scrambling to send tons of crops out before waters damaged them and flooding made their transport impossible.

Police said 10 people have died as a result of flooding since November 30 - many of them swept away by swift waters. An area the size of France and Germany combined has been affected.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Richard in Texas

    Wow! Amazing and horrific.

    January 4, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    So sad. I hope ecerything turns out all right. Strange times, indeed!

    January 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    Spelling: I meant everything. Phone is waaaaay small!

    January 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    im glad i know how to dog-paddle

    January 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @banasy: Well, it hapens somtimes.

    January 5, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |