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PICS: Flooding in Australia Worsens; Thousands Evacuated

World | Associated Press | February 5, 2019, 3:38 pm
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 Flood-affected people are evacuated from Townsville, as the recent downpour in Australia's tropical north has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week. Australia's military has been deployed to tackle devastating

Flood-affected people are evacuated from Townsville, as the recent downpour in Australia's tropical north has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week. Australia's military has been deployed to tackle devastating "once-in-a-century" floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country's northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets. (Image: AFP)

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 An apartment block sits in Townsville's floodwaters in Australia. (Image: AFP)

An apartment block sits in Townsville's floodwaters in Australia. (Image: AFP)

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 A crocodile during the floods in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AFP)

A crocodile during the floods in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AFP)

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 Army vehicles enter Townsville to help evacuate flood-affected people in Australia. (Image: AFP)

Army vehicles enter Townsville to help evacuate flood-affected people in Australia. (Image: AFP)

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 A resident pushes a bicycle through floodwaters at Hermit Park in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

A resident pushes a bicycle through floodwaters at Hermit Park in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Houses sit in Townsville's floodwaters, as the recent downpour in Australia's tropical north has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week. (Image: AFP)

Houses sit in Townsville's floodwaters, as the recent downpour in Australia's tropical north has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week. (Image: AFP)

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 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crew members use an inflatable boat to pull residents through floodwaters at Hermit Park in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crew members use an inflatable boat to pull residents through floodwaters at Hermit Park in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 This handout from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) taken and received shows flooding in Townsville. (Image: AFP)

This handout from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) taken and received shows flooding in Townsville. (Image: AFP)

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 People use brooms and a water hose to clear the mud from their home in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

People use brooms and a water hose to clear the mud from their home in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australian Army Brigadier Scott Winter visit flood-affected areas in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australian Army Brigadier Scott Winter visit flood-affected areas in Townsville, Australia. (Image: AP)

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