Rockhampton floods expected to peak today

Guardian: Queensland residents are braced for floods to rise today as meteorologists confirmed that 2010 was one of Australia's wettest on record. Water levels in the largest affected community, Rockhampton, are expected to peak today with the swollen Fitzroy river predicted to reach its second-highest level on record. Residents in flooded towns have worked desperately to build sandbag levees in the hope of holding back the rising waters. In Rockhampton, a rise of 20cm would inundate 400 more homes and......

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