15 Jan '11, 5am

#AustralianFloods: Volunteer army cleans up as Australian floods spread Streaming Live

BRISBANE, Australia - An army of volunteers turned out Saturday to clean up Australia's third-largest city Brisbane after epic floods, as towns were evacuated in the country's south amid the rolling disaster. Just as stricken areas in and around the eastern hub of Brisbane began the mammoth task of recovering from floods that killed at least 16, thousands of residents of southern Victoria state were forced to flee fast-rising waters. "At least 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and this number is rising," a Victoria State Emergency Services spokeswoman told AFP after heavy rains sparked flash floods in the southern state. About 900 properties across 29 towns have been hit by flooding in Victoria, and evacuation warnings were issued for two more country towns -- Donald and Rochester -- early Saturday as Australia's flood crisis spread. The crisis is not over ...

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