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Flooding leads to evacuations in Australia


BRISBANE (WKOW) -- It seems Mother Nature is causing serious weather issues all across the globe. From the snow in the U.S.'s east coast, to the flooding in Australia, many people are being forced to rearrange their lives due to bad weather conditions.

One Australian town's entire population of 300 was just flown to shelter from flooding that follows days of drenching rain. A total of 1,000 people were evacuated from the town of Theodore and other parts of central and southern Queensland state, with swollen rivers there expected to rise higher in coming days. Only a few police officers remain in Theodore.

The state of Queensland has declared two new disaster areas, and at least two other towns -- Emerald and Bundaberg -- are also preparing to evacuate. While days of drenching rain have eased, river levels continue to rise in many locations as the deluge makes its way toward the sea.

Flooding has shut down about 300 roads across Queensland, including two major highways to the state capital, Brisbane.

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