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Major Floods Swamp Australia's East Coast, Claiming 8 Lives

Boats and other debris are seen washed into the Milton ferry terminal on the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Heavy rain is bringing record flooding to some east coast areas and claimed seven lives while the flooding in Brisbane, a population of 2.6 million, and its surrounds is the worst since 2011 when the city was inundated by what was described as a once-in-a-century event. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
Boats and other debris are seen washed into the Milton ferry terminal on the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Heavy rain is bringing record flooding to some east coast areas and claimed seven lives while the flooding in Brisbane, a population of 2.6 million, and its surrounds is the worst since 2011 when the city was inundated by what was described as a once-in-a-century event. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
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Brisbane, Australia (AP) -- 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.

The flooding in Brisbane and its surrounds 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.