Thunderstorms are forecast to soak the already flooded communities in northeastern Australia.
SYDNEY (AP) - Thunderstorms are forecast to soak the already flooded communities in northeastern Australia.
Residents in the path of a rising river are frantically filling sandbags for a makeshift levee against the predicted 46-foot (14-meter) peak.
More than 4,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the flood zone, which encompasses an area larger than France and Germany combined. The United Nations offered its assistance to flood-ravaged communities.
In the southern Queensland town of St. George on Thursday, residents worked to add to the supply of 10,000 sandbags already filled this week. The town of 2,500 residents was bracing for the Balonne River to peak at a record high by Sunday.
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