‘Biblical’ floods hit Queensland and leave tens of thousands homeless

Guardian: 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 territory the size of France and Germany combined. More than 20 towns have been cut off or have been swamped by rivers that have burst their banks. Touring the affected area, Queensland's state treasurer, Andrew Fraser, said the floods would cripple the......

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