Australia Floods: Brisbane Suffers As Water Arrives

BRISBANE, Australia — Inch by inch, block by block, floods consumed Australia’s third-largest city, creeping across suburban yards Wednesday and streaming through downtown streets darkened by power outages and largely emptied of people…

BRISBANE, Australia — Inch by inch, block by block, floods consumed Australia’s third-largest city, creeping across suburban yards Wednesday and streaming through downtown streets darkened by power outages and largely emptied of people.

The waters poured into Brisbane, topping traffic lights on some streets, after marching across Queensland state for weeks. Roads shut throughout the city, and people moved about in kayaks, rowboats and even on surfboards. Boats torn from their moorings floated down an engorged river.

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