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Brisbane flood to be worst in 118 years

At least 100,000 homes and businesses could be without power from this morning and thousands of people face evacuation as Queensland's flood disaster hits Brisbane. Ref. Source 2

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No end to deadly nightmare
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The worst flood in decades is expected to spread further into suburban and central Brisbane in the early hours of this morning.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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Queensland floods: 'Tough breed' refuse to panic

Flood levees protecting the Queensland border town of Goondiwindi are being severely tested as the Macintyre River peaks to a record level - less than 15 centimetres from the top of the levees. Ref. Source 1

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Flood victims battle mess, bureaucracy

New Zealanders living in Australia caught up in the devastating floods may not be eligible for relief. Ref. Source 2

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My heart broke when I read the story of Jordan Rice, a 13 year old boy who realized not all of his family could be saved and ended up making the ultimate sacrifice, in asking one of the rescuers to save his brother first.

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Jordan Rice was only 13, but when he realized not all of his family could be saved, he ended up making the ultimate sacrifice.

As floodwaters rushed up around him and his family, the Toowoomba, Australia, boy -- who was afraid of the water -- made a decision that would cost him his life: His little brother should be rescued first. Rice and his mother were swept away and drowned in the country's massive floods this week.

"Jordan can't swim and is terrified of water," his father, John Tyson, told the Toowoomba Chronicle. "But when the man went to rescue him, he said 'save my brother first.'"

Tyson said he was heartbroken but proud of his son. "I can only imagine what was going on inside to give up his life to save his brother, even though he was petrified of water. He is our little hero...

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Death toll climbs as floods spread

Victoria faces its worst floods in 100 years as the death toll in Queensland climbs to 18. Ref. Source 7

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They're experiencing a terrible mess out there. I wonder if it was as bad as when it hit New Orleans? There were some clips of people bathing in the water but if I'm not wrong that's one of the worst things you can do because the water could contain many diseases.


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In the belly of a roaring beast
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BY MID-AFTERNOON the streets of Cairns were virtually empty. Those who dared to venture out scurried, backs bent against the wind and rain.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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