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Name: Queensland Floods Victims
Lived: Unknown - Unknown

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Starting in late December 2010, the Australian state of Queensland was hit by unusually high rainfall  causing flooding across an area the size of France and Germany combined. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and dozens of cities inundated by floodwater.

On 10 January 2011 a flash flood hit the south east Queensland city of Toowoomba following massive downpours from storms over the Great Dividing Range. Many people were caught in cars and in homes as the wall of water swept through Toowoomba and nearby valleys.

By 11 January 2011 the Queensland capital city, Brisbane, was flooded as waters from Toowoomba and other flood regions drained toward the Pacific Ocean.

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From Wikipedia:

As of 11 January 2011, 23 deaths have been attributed to the floods:

    1.    55-year-old woman from Dysart drowned when her vehicle was submerged at Downs Creek, on Golden Mile Road, between Dysart and Middlemount on 20 November 2010.
    2.    Alan Kane, aged 81 years, from Bajool, south of Rockhampton, drowned when his ute was swept off a flooded causeway in central Queensland on 3 December 2010.
    3.    A man believed to be in his mid-50s from Nebo, southwest of Mackay, drowned after his vehicle disappeared into Denison Creek floodwaters on 7 December 2010.
    4.    Mitch Edwards, aged 15 years, from Sunshine Coast, drowned after he jumped into swift flowing waters at Wappa Falls, near Yandina on 8 December 2010.
    5.    Che-Nezce Perrie Shepherd, aged 17 years, drowned in the arms of friends after her foot was caught between rocks in Alligator Creek at Bowling Green Bay National Park, south of Townsville on 12 December 2010. Heavy rain in the area had caused flooding and swift flowing water.
    6.    A man, believed to be in his mid-20s, from Sherwood drowned on 20 December 2010 after diving into the Brisbane River following heavy rain.
    7.    50-year-old man from Mareeba was swept off a footbridge to his death on Christmas Day, 25 December 2010.
    8.    41-year-old woman from Mount Isa as she attempted to cross a causeway on the Savannah Way at Floraville, 70 km southeast of Burketown. Her body has been found 2 km away from where she was last seen in a motor vehicle with one other adult and three children.
    9.    38-year-old male fisherman disappeared near the mouth of the Boyne River at Tannum Sands near Gladstone on 1 January 2011. Two days later, his body was recovered 13 km away from where he was last seen.
    10.    62-year-old male from Ballarat, Victoria who was a passenger in a vehicle that was swept away while crossing a flooded creek near Aramac on 3 January 2011. The 19-year-old driver of the vehicle was charged with dangerous driving.
    11.    55-year-old male truck driver from Tara died when his vehicle delivering fresh water to Condamine overturned on 8 January 2011.
    12.    A female pedestrian was swept to her death as flash floods swept Toowoomba on 10 January 2011.
    13.    Another person, of unknown age or sex, drowned in the flash floods in Toowoomba on 10 January 2011.
    14.    A woman and child drowned, in the same event.
    15.    On 11 January 2011, the death toll in the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley regions rose to 9, bringing the state death toll to 22.
    16.    A four year old boy drowned at Marburg during a rescue attempt.

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