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Floods force thousands of Australians to flee their homes

Floods force thousands of Australians to flee their homes

Updated 30 January 2013, 9:56 AEDT

The flood emergency in eastern Australia has spread with vast areas in two states underwater and thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

Record flooding has hit northern New South Wales where large tracts of land are underwater and 10 natural disaster zones have been declared, while communities in Queensland are waiting for the water to recede so they can start cleaning up. Hundreds of people from the Queensland city of Bundaberg spent the night in emergency shelter.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Martin Cuddihy, ABC Reporter

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