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Queensland Floods Continue

Queensland Floods Continue - Mass evacuations will be carried out in Emerald with floods expected to hit 80 per cent of the inland Queensland town on Friday.

To the east, floodwaters have split the coastal city of Bundaberg in two, inundating 120 properties and forcing about 400 evacuations.

And it's feared Rockhampton, north of Bundaberg, could be isolated by the end of the week as floodwaters peak there.

"I think it's without precedent in our recorded history, with so many places in so many diverse parts of the state each affected so critically all at once," Premier Anna Bligh told the ABC on Thursday morning.

Queensland Floods Continue

"There is weeks left in managing this crisis," she said adding that communities could remain inundated for up to 10 days after flood levels peaked. (Read more: Farmers, miners brace for flood impact)

"I expect that we'll still be managing some of this right until the end of January. This is a disaster that's going to run into billions of dollars."

On Thursday morning, flood levels in Emerald's Nogoa River exceeded all previous records, rising beyond the 2008 level of 15.36 metres when almost 3000 people were forced from their homes.

Queensland Floods Continue

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