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Parts of Australia's Brisbane were under water Monday after heavy rain brought record flooding to some east coast areas, killing eight people
In the wake of a severe storm system pummeling Australia's northeastern city on Sunday, causing evacuations, power outages and school closures, parts of Australia’s third-most populous city Brisbane were under water Monday after heavy rain brought record flooding to some east coast areas and killed eight people. Over 1,400 homes in the capital of Queensland state were at risk of flooding while more than 28,000 homes were without power statewide, as pristine beaches on the Gold and Sunshine coasts, which are key tourist attractions, all closed. The flooding in Brisbane and its surroundings is the worst since 2011 when the city of 2.6 million people was inundated by what was described as a once-in-a-century event.