Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to the streets

CAIRNS, Australia (AFP) – Australia’s military has been deployed to tackle devastating “once-in-a-century” floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country’s northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets. The Australian Defence Forces delivered 70,000 sandbags, deployed amphibious cargo vehicles and helped pluck flashlight-wielding residents from their rooftops yesterday, as monsoon rains drenched the northern state of Queensland. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin