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Australians cling to roofs as floodwaters swamp towns

SYDNEY: Flooding rivers swamped towns along Australia’s east coast forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated as fast-flowing waters cut roads and destroyed bridges after the remnants of a powerful cyclone swept through the region.

Tens of thousands told to flee as floods swamp Australian town

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Flooding rivers swamped towns along Australia's east coast on Friday forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated as fast-flowing waters cut roads and destroyed bridges after the remnants of a powerful cyclone swept through the region.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by ex-tropical cyclone.

More woes for Australians as heavy rain brings flood fears

SYDNEY: Authorities ordered the evacuation of large parts of a major town of more than 25,000 people in eastern Australia as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that pummelled the northeast two days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain.

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities told 40,000 people to evacuate to higher ground on Thursday as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that pummelled the northeast two days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain.

Frontline town in Ukraine gets breathing space after worst shelling in months

AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - A week-long surge in violence in and around the government-held town of Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine appeared to be winding down on Monday, as schools reopened and power and water supplies resumed following the worst clashes in months.

Three die, others missing in fierce Australia storms

SYDNEY (AFP) - Wild weather which has smashed into Australia’s east coast and whipped up giant waves on Sydney beaches has left at least three people dead and others missing, police said Monday as the clean-up began.

Freak weather lashes Australian east coast

SYDNEY: The east coast of Australia, including Sydney, was battered by a freak storm with trees uprooted and thousands left without power.

Australia flooding forces hundreds into evacuation centres

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Torrential rain and high winds battered Australia's east coast on Sunday, leaving up to 26,000 homes without power while flooding forced hundreds of people into evacuation centres.