MagazineJan 12, 2011
The Australian Floods
While some parts of the world are crying out for rain and water Eastern Australia is drowing in it. Weeks of non-stop rain has caused rivers to overflow and flash floods to destroy property and infrastructure. The floods cover a huge area around the city of Brisbane and in the last couple of days it has started to invade the city of millions itself, but as with all things Australian the locals seem to take it all in good spirits. We'll drink to that.
17. A flash flood sweeps cars against a bridge on a street in Toowoomba, about 105km (65 miles) west of Brisbane January 10, 2011. Picture taken January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Anthony Farmer
29. A car moves through a flooded street in the Brisbane suburb of West End January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
30. A resident salvages some belongings from his flooded workshop in the Brisbane suburb of Milton January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
31. A shopkeeper salvages a coffee machine from his flooded shop in the Brisbane suburb of Milton January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas