Floods wreak havoc on Australia's East Coast

Floods wreak havoc on Australia's East Coast

Floods wreak havoc on Australia's East Coast

Updated 28 January 2013, 22:43 AEST

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to Australia's East Coast.

More than 200,000 Queensland households have been left without electricity and thousands of people in low lying areas are being urged to evacuate their homes as the waters rise.

The Queensland state government has declared the capital Brisbane a disaster area, while the state's Emergency Service Minister says a catastrophic event is unfolding in Bundaberg, as the city becomes an island. 
 
Tracee Hutchison spoke to ABC reporter Kerrin Binnie in Bundaberg.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speaker: Kerrin Binnie, ABC reporter
 

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