Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Australia: Thousands flee Brisbane flooding (Al Jazeera video)

Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, is bracing for massive flooding amid rising river levels and heavy rains.

The Brisbane river is expected to rise 5.5 metres above its normal level by Thursday.

Tens of thousands of residents have been asked to move out after sandbagging their homes and stockpiling food.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Brisbane. (Jan 12, 2010)