Floodwaters rise as rain lashes eastern Australia

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    Record rains and widespread flooding prompted evacuations along Australia’s east coast 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.

    FRANCE 24 correspondent Richelle Harrison-Plesse says the rain shows no sign of relenting.

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