Queensland floods: Residents wait for swollen river to peak

Guardian: Queensland residents were today warned to stay away from flooded areas as towns and cities waited anxiously for rivers to peak. The Fitzroy River has been slowly submerging the town of Rockhampton, 380 miles north of Brisbane, and is expected to peak there at 9.4 metres (30.8ft) above its normal level – threatening up to 40% of the town – tomorrow. "Staying clear of flooded creeks, rivers and causeways could mean the difference between life and death," Neil Roberts, Queensland's emergency services......

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