Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Evacuation continues from flood-hit Australia Southeast

Hundreds more people were evacuated on Wednesday in Australia's flood-hit southeast, as residents of the city of Wagga Wagga breathed a sigh of relief after a levee on the Murrumbidgee River held firm.
About 600 people were ordered to leave their homes in Griffith, northwest of sodden Wagga Wagga, as floodwaters threatened the low-lying New South Wales town of 16,000 people.

State Emergency Services spokesman James McTavish told ABC radio it could become isolated.

Read more: Gulf News


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