Queensland floods wreck havoc

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The Australian state of Queensland is in the grip of a huge flood crisis, as cities and towns across the state lay underwater.

Latest estimates show that around 350 properties were flooded and many more may be hit as rivers continue to rise. The Bremer River broke its banks at Ipswich and a large number of businesses in the area are now underwater.

The biggest peak is expected on Monday evening so many residents have fled the area and are hoping that their properties are okay.

The bad weather has come from tropical storm Oswald which hit Queensland around 5 days ago.

People in the area were still recovering from the 2011 flood which destroyed large sections of Queensland.

The good news is that the huge flood levels that happened two years ago are not expected this time.

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