Australia Floods Force 13,000 Residents to Flee: Aerial View of Regions Submerged in Waters (PHOTOS)

   on March 06 2012 6:27 AM
  • Aerial View of Flooding in Australia
    Parts of North Wagga neighbourhood are seen partially submerged in flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
  • Aerial Views of Flooding in Australia
    Parts of North Wagga neighbourhood are seen partially submerged in flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
  • Aerial Views of Flooding in Australia
    Parts of North Wagga neighbourhood are seen partially submerged in flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
  • Aerial Views of Flooding in Australia
    Parts of North Wagga neighbourhood are seen partially submerged in flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
  • Aerial Views of Flooding in Australia
    Flood waters are seen in the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
  • Aerial Views of Flooding in Australia
    Multi-sports courts are seen partially submerged in flood waters in Wagga Wagga March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
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Floods across eastern Australia forced more than 13,000 people to leave their homes Tuesday after record-high summer rains had drenched three states over the past week, swelling rivers and forcing dams to overflow, Reuters has reported.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted major flooding in the Wagga Wagga region as the Murrumbidgee River peaked during midday March 6.

Here's a slideshow presenting the aerial view of the region submerged in flood waters.

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