Rising rivers prompt evacuations in Australia

December 29, 2010 09:44


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BRISBANE, Australia — The military flew out a town's entire population of 300 people by helicopter Wednesday in eastern Australia where waters continued to rise after days of drenching rain.

A total of 1,000 people were evacuated from the town of Theodore and other parts of central and southern Queensland state, with swollen rivers there expected to rise higher in coming days. Only a few police officers remained in Theodore, county mayor Mareen Clancy said.

"Certainly the water is still rising," Clancy said. "The heights are at such a new record it's not known what this is going to do."

At least two other Queensland towns — Emerald and Bundaberg — also were preparing to evacuate.

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