Record Flooding In Australia Displaces Thousands

Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces its worst flood disaster on Jan. 29, 2013 in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

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Floodwaters from the Burnett River inundate parts of Bundaberg, which is 186 miles north of Brisbane.

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Rescue and evacuation missions continue as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power.

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Local Robert Hicks stands on the roof of Hinkler shopping centre in Bundaberg, Australia.

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Robert Hicks looks at the damage from a boat.

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Hayley Painter and Tamara Cummins stand in their street in Bundaberg, Australia.

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Bundaberg locals are stranded as flood waters continue to rise.

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