Driving rain brings new flood woes to Australia

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 9, 2011 12:11

BRISBANE, Australia  — A swollen river submerged bridges and inundated homes and stores Sunday in Australia's already sodden Queensland state as more heavy rain added to the country's worst flooding in decades.

Maryborough became the latest of some 40 towns to be partly awash as a river running through it burst its banks and entered parts of the town of 22,000, which has been heavily protected by sandbags and levies. Downstream, residents of Gympie were frantically sandbagging their town in anticipation of flooding there on Monday.


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