“Completely surrounded by water,” second Aboriginal town isolated by Australia floods
As of 12:32pm AEDT “today” in Australia, the predominantly-Aboriginal town of Cherbourg (pop’n 1,241) is one of many places in Queensland now “cut off by flooding, and could be isolated for more than 24 hours,” reports ABC News:
[South Burnett Regional Council] Mayor David Carter says it is proving difficult to get supplies to flooded communities. “Murgon is completely surrounded by water and so is Cherbourg,” he said. “Groceries are quite short in both towns. … they might even have to helicopter foods and supplies into there.”
According to The Gympie Times, the floodwaters have arisen from the nearby Barambah Creek.