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Croc fears for flooded Aussies.

A FLOODED Australian town was warned to be alert for marauding crocodiles swimming its streets.

Up to 1,000 people have had to be evacuated from Mackay, a mining and sugarcane farming town in Queensland, after it received twice its monthly average of rain in 24 hours.

The airport was closed by floodwater and debris, and phone land lines were cut, leaving only mobiles working.

Among the dangers was the possibility that crocodiles that normally live in rivers and estuaries in the area would be swimming through the floodwaters, said state environmental officer Joe Adair.
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