Aboriginal settlement among those hit hard by Australian flooding

According to this map from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the small Aboriginal settlement of Woorabinda in central Queensland has been “declared a disaster zone due to the flooding” that’s devastated huge portions of the state.

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Woorabinda, pop’n 928, is about 170 km southwest of Rockhampton, the Queensland “town worst affected by floods,” according to The Telegraph.

UPDATE: From what I can gather, Woorabinda was but one of many area towns to fall under this declaration back in late December of 2010, or less than 2 weeks ago.

UPDATE2: A Dec. 30, 2010 report from the Rockhampton News indicates “that the community is coping well after being isolated by the floodwaters,” and quotes local police as saying they’d “like to reassure relatives and friends that everybody in the community is safe and well…” now that power and phone lines have been restored.

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