Thirteen people have died and many others are missing in the worst floods of the century in Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory in eastern Australia.
LV PAN Houses partly submerged (3 shots)
SV PAN Elderly lady being taken from boat and carried
GV PAN Flooded area, submerged houses
GV Cars ploughing through water PAN TO Flooded countryside
SV PAN Man taking belongings from house
SV PAN People taking belongings into house
SV PAN Homeless people received treatment (2 shots)
GV TRAVEL SHOT showing submerged dwelling and flooded countryside
GV People wading through flooded road
GV & SV Body on stretcher carried into ambulance (3 shots)
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Background: Thirteen people have died and many others are missing in the worst floods of the century in Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory in eastern Australia.
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland has been particularly badly hit and on Monday (28 January) the city's 800,000 people were told to expect more rain and major flooding.
Many thousands have been evacuated from their homes and emergency services have set up refuges centres in church halls and schools on high ground.
The rising water has knocked out a power station and caused a 62,000 ton tanker, the Robert Miller to break her moorings. The tanker missed a block of flats by ten yards as it swung around in the river.
There is a shortage of food in Brisbane and many other parts of Queensland. Massive airlifts have begun to Georgetown on the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north of the state.
The floods have put a quarter of a million square miles of Queensland under water and done at least 20 million dollars worth of damage (GBP10 million)