Brisbane evacuated as floodwaters threaten city

Brisbane City Events Mentioned

Hundreds of individuals are currently being evacuated from Brisbane as floodwaters threaten Australia's third biggest city. Traffic jams in the city centre developed up as residents fled the large rains and began filling evacuation centres in neighbouring cities.

Cars and pedestrians had been swept absent last night time when a 'super rainstorm' sent h2o raging via the streets of Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.

At the very least 8 people were killed and 72 ended up missing adhering to the flash floods.

Anna Bligh, Queensland's state premier, stated four kids had been killed and there had been 'grave concerns' for at the very least eleven of the 72 lacking.

Ms Bligh mentioned: 'This has been a night time of remarkable events.

'We've seen functions of extreme bravery and courage from our unexpected emergency staff. We know they are out on the entrance line desperately attempting to get started their search and rescue attempts, and we know we have individuals stranded and men and women lost.'

Yesterday's events introduced the all round death toll in Queensland since the two-week-outdated flood crisis commenced to 18.

Total towns have been swamped, far more than 200,000 folks influenced, and coal and farming industries nearly shut down.

Brisbane Mayor Campbell Newman mentioned some 6,five hundred households, corporations and properties would be flooded within the city's borders by Thursday. 

Many British expats have set up house in the city ( via ).

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