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Flooding hits east coast of Australia

Jan. 4, 2008 at 10:36 PM   |   Comments

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Heavy rains brought flooding to parts of the east coast of Australia with hundreds evacuated early Saturday in northern New South Wales.

The storms affected the Gold Coast of Queensland around Brisbane as well. By mid-Saturday, the danger of flooding was starting to ease there, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

A foot or more of rain fell in some areas in three hours, sending rivers over their banks.

Officials said a disaster declaration was expected.

In the town of Murwillumbah, people were evacuated from cars trapped on a low bridge, Sky News reported.

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