Rising rivers swamp another Australian town

January 20, 2011 4:09:55 AM PST
Miles-wide walls of water are surging across northern and western Victoria state and another death has been confirmed in the wake of Australia's record rainfall. A surging river that flooded today has isolated another community, straining a levee serving as the main protection between the muddy waters and residents' homes in Kerang.

More than 3,500 people have evacuated their homes.

Officials say floodwaters in the Kerang region are the highest they've been in more than 100 years.

The flooding in Kerang follows weeks of massive flooding in northeastern Queensland that the government says could be the nation's most expensive natural disaster ever.

The body of a 3-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found yesterday in floodwaters near his family's home in New South