Australian City Cut Off by Flood

'No airport, rail, or road' amid downpour
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 3, 2011 8:09 AM CST
This image made from AuBC video via Associated Press Television News shows a flooded street in Rockhampton, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/AuBC via Associated Press Television News)
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(Newser) – Floods have overwhelmed an Australian city, cutting off all access to it. “Rockhampton is now completely stranded—a town of 75,000 people—no airport, rail, or road,” said an official. And the still-swelling Fitzroy River that submerged Rockhampton's main highway to the state capital of Brisbane is set to keep rising late into tomorrow, and possibly into Wednesday morning. Those who have fled Rockhampton may have to wait two weeks or more before going home, and floodwaters may take a month to completely dry up, the AP reports. Click for more on the flood.

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