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Flooding Forces Thousands To Evacuate In Australia

While Americans are focused on the after-effects of last weekend's blizzard along the East Coast and the ongoing effects of wet weather across much of California, thousands of people in Australia are rushing to get to dry ground because of "the worst floods in 50 years."

As The Sydney Morning Herald says, a "deluge of water" is flowing after heavy rains in central Queensland.

Here are a couple maps to help show where the news is happening.

Bundaberg and Emerald are among the hardest-hit areas so far. State of Queensland. hide caption

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State of Queensland.

Bundaberg and Emerald are among the hardest-hit areas so far.

State of Queensland.

And here's an AP video report:

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