53,000 people on flood alert in Australia

08:22, September 08, 2010      

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Workers look out from sandbags at a service station forecourt in Shepparton after floods hit northern Victoria, some 200 kms north of Melbourne, September 7, 2010. Wild storms lashed Victoria state over the weekend, triggering landslides, knocking out power supplies and forcing hundreds of people out of their homes, with many rivers yet to reach their peak. At least 53,000 people had been put on evacuation alert across the state since the emergency began, officials said, with around 4,000 calls for help from people stranded in their homes or hit by the surging waters. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)


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