2012 Deadly Australian Floods

6 03 2012

Map showing Wagga Wagga in flood-hit Australia where 8,000 people were told to evacuate, as the Murrumbidgee River swelled to dangerous levels on Tuesday. (AFP)

Floods have hit New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria in Australia.

Wagga Wagga in New South Wales is badly hit by the disaster.

About 9,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the city of Wagga Wagga and its surrounds where the Murrumbidgee is predicted to peak at 10.9 metres (36 feet), right on the levee’s limit, at 6:00 pm (0800 GMT).

Floodwaters are expected to breach the levee this evening, Tuesday March 6, 2012.

This aerial photo, received from the New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell on March 6, shows floodwaters at North Wagga Wagga in Australia’s New South Wales state.(AFP)

Flooded properties due to rising waters from the Mulwaree River are seen on March 2, 2012 in Goulburn, Australia. Over 1000 people have been evacuated as record rainfall continues across at least three quarters of the state of NSW. Sydney and surrounding areas experienced one of the wettest and coolest summers in many years, which looks set to continue into March. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The swollen Mulwaree River is seen on March 2, 2012 in Goulburn, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Flood waters are seen in the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga March 5, 2012. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicts major flooding in the Wagga Wagga area as the Murrumbidgee River peaks to around 12.6 metres (41.3 feet) on March 6. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A house is reflected in flood waters near the caravan park in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. More than 9,000 people have been forced to evacuate as the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted major flooding in the Wagga Wagga region as the Murrumbidgee River is set to peak by midday on March 6. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

GOULBURN, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 02: The swollen Mulwaree River floods a street on March 2, 2012 in Goulburn, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A rescue team navigates in their boat along a flooded road in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

State emergency workers standing on a bridge in the Sydney suburb of Windsor watch rising waters as it covers a walkway under the Windsor Bridge on the Hawkesbury River after the flood gate of the Warragamba Dam were opened in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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