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Record rains and widespread flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

Record rains and widespread flooding prompted evacuations along Australia’s east coast on Saturday and threatened the most serious overflow of Sydney’s main reservoir in 30 years, officials said.Authorities warned of potentially “life-threatening” flash floods as the torrential rains pummelled a vast coastal region already soaked by an unusually wet summer.“It’s a very significant, record-breaking event with the rainfall that we have seen,” said Agata Imielska of the Bureau of Meteorology…

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