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    Australian floods likely to last weeks, warns Queensland premier

    The last road into the Australian city of Rockhampton was tonight cut off by water as Queensland's premier, Anna Bligh, warned that the floods which have overwhelmed the state may not recede for weeks.


    "It looks like Rockhampton's in the middle of an inland sea. The amount of water coming down these river systems is nothing short of astonishing," said Bligh on a visit to the city. "Given the scale and size of this disaster, and the prospect that we will see water sitting potentially for a couple of weeks, we will have major issues to deal with throughout January."


    Rockhampton, which has 75,000 people, will be supplied by military helicopters and by barge. Fourteen tonnes of food and medical supplies were taken in today by road before the highway was cut off.


    The flooding has hit an area the size of France and Germany, affecting 200,000 people in more than 20 towns and cities.
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    The flooding has hit an area the size of France and Germany, affecting 200,000 people in more than 20 towns and cities.
    Fuzzy, would you say that Germany and France combined are a bit larger than Texas?

    If so, can you imagine what would happen if Texas was the area flooded instead of Australia?

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