Sunday, January 02, 2011

'Biblical' floods hit Queensland and leave tens of thousands homeless | World news | The Observer

"Officials have warned householders to beware of venomous snakes and killer crocodiles that are threatening to invade flooded homes and businesses.

About 200,000 people have been affected so far as at least six river systems experienced a flood surge following Australia's wettest spring on record.

More than 1,000 people are staying in evacuation centres with that number expected to rise to 4,000 by the middle of the week.

Ironically, the huge rains have come after prolonged years of drought in the normally dry continent-sized country."

'Biblical' floods hit Queensland and leave tens of thousands homeless | World news | The Observer

So much for my plan to retire to Australia.

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