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QUEENSLAND TOOWOOMBA FLOODS WORST IN AUSTRALIAN RECORDED HISTORY

Queensland flood death toll

to rise ‘dramatically’

January 11, 2011 – 4:11PM

Fatal wave of water hits Toowoomba

Damaged furniture piled up on the footpath on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba. Photo: Dan Proud Photography/Getty Imag

  • Damaged furniture piled up on the footpath on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris on the side of a road on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris under a railway bridge on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Damaged furniture from inside a store on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris on the side of a road on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris and damaged bulidings on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris on the side of a road is being cleaned up by a local resident on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Land disperses away from under a railway track on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Damaged furniture is seen piled up in a store on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris is see under a railway bridge on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris is see on the side of a river bank on January 11, a day after deadly floods swept through Toowoomba.
  • Debris and an overturned car is seen in central Toowoomba after a flash flood which ripped through the town centre on January 2011.
  • People walk down a street affected by a flash flood in Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Debris is scattered throughout central Toowoomba after a  flash flood on January 10.
  • Cars were overturned and piled up during a flash flood in central Toowoomba on January 10.
  • This building in central Toowoomba was damaged during a flash flood.
  • A street is covered by a flash flood in Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Cars partially submerged by a flash flood in Toowoomba on January 10, 2011.
  • Flash floodwaters cover a street in Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Floodwaters cover a street in Toowoomba on January 10 after a freak wave swept through the city.
  • Floodwaters cover a street in Toowoomba on January 10 after a freak wave swept through the city.
  • Floodwaters cover a street in Toowoomba on January 10 after a freak wave swept through the city.
  • Floodwaters cover a street in Toowoomba on January 10 after a freak wave swept through the city.
  • Cars are partially submerged during a flash flood that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Floodwaters cover a street in Toowoomba on January 10 after a freak wave swept through the city.
  • Local residents inspect a road that collapsed when a flash flood swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A photo taken by eyewitness Troy Campbell of the freak wave of floodwater that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A photo taken by eyewitness Troy Campbell of the freak wave of floodwater that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A photo taken by eyewitness Troy Campbell of the flash flooding that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A photo taken by an eyewitness, Troy Campbell, as a freak wave of floodwater swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • The damage done by a freak wave of floodwater that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • The damage done by a freak wave of floodwater that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Cars piled up in Toowoomba after a freak wave of floodwater swept through the city on January 10.
  • A photo taken by eyewitness Troy Campbell as a freak wave of floodwater swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Cars piled up after a freak wave of floodwater swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A flash flood sweeps cars down a street in Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: Reuters
  • The damage done by a freak wave of floodwater that swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A photo taken by an eyewitness, Troy Campbell, as a freak wave of floodwater swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • Cars piled up after a freak wave of floodwater swept through Toowoomba on January 10.
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher
  • A freak wave of water hit Toowoomba on January 10. Photo: brisbanetimes.com.au reader Chris Stopher

She said the floods had caused an immense impact on emergency services, having received more than 39,000 calls for assistance.

Ms Bligh said there were 59 people unaccounted for.

‘‘That means there are the families and the loved ones of 59 Australians tonight who do not know where those people are, or the circumstances in which they find themselves,’’ she told reporters tonight.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha


January 11th, 2011
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