Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Australia floods

Australia has suffered terrible floods. Now flood waters in Queensland, Australia, look like they've reached their highest levels yet. The swollen Fitzroy River has reached a depth of 9.2 metres - and could go up to 9.4 metres! It's expected to stay at its peak for two days. Officials say around 400 more homes in the city of Rock Hampton face flooding and thousands more are likely to have water pouring through their gardens. About 1,400 homes are underwater, and thousands more are threatened.

At least 18 people have died in Australia's flood disaster so far and dozens of people are still missing. Everyone is hoping that the rain will stop soon.

By Billie-jo

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