12 Jan '11, 11am

Houses, boats, restaurants bob through stricken Brisbane: BRISBANE, Australia: Australia's third-biggest city Br...

BRISBANE: Australia's third-largest city Brisbane prepared for the peak of its worst floods in decades on Wednesday, with more than 30,000 homes under threat, as the death toll rose to 13. Thousands of people fled to higher ground and Brisbane's centre was a "ghost town" with the river city of two million battened down for its worst deluge in decades, while deadly floods inundated vast areas of Australia's northeast. More than 50 suburbs and 2,100 roads were expected to be left under water as the Brisbane River bursts its banks and swamps the city centre, along with other areas. "Brisbane will go to sleep tonight and wake up to scenes that they have, many of them, never seen anything like in their lives," Queensland Premier Anna Bligh warned late Wednesday, with flooding expected to affect 36,000 homes and businesses. The river was predicted to peak at around 4:00 am on Th...

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