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Meatpie
29-12-10, 04:08 PM
The Australian military evacuated a town's entire population by helicopter after the worst rains in a decade on Dec 27, 2010

A total of 1,000 people were rescued from the town of Theodore, in eastern Australia, with swollen rivers expected to rise higher as torrential rain continues.

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


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A man surveys the damage to his home in Bundaberg, Australia, after days of torrential rain

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Most of Chincilla, in Queensland, is under water as they flooding looks set to continue

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State and federal government has pledged $2million to help deal with the aftermath of the flooding





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