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After the floods in Australia.

PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATIONS in Queensland, Australia are helping their surrounding communities rebuild their lives after major flooding hit the northeast part of the continent in January.

Churches are helping seniors' centres clean up and care for residents; are providing childcare facilities for families trying to clean up their homes, food packages to those in need, and snacks for clean-up teams; are assisting local businesses suffering major flood damage; and ministering to those who have lost loved ones, and praying for the safe return of individuals who went missing in the floods.

Massive flooding in Queensland left 30 people dead, as of Jan. 19, according to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation. It is estimated that the flooding has caused billions of dollars in damage.

Following the record-breaking floods, Tropical Cyclone Yasi brought heavy wind and more rain in February.--with files from Creek Road Presbyterian Church, Australia

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Title Annotation:World News
Publication:Presbyterian Record
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Mar 1, 2011
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