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In Video: Brisbane floods - 1974 v 2011

Two news reports detailing similar events, 36 years apart.

News coverage of the floods sweeping through Brisbane this year which claimed the lives of 15 people and caused millions of dollars worth of damage.

Queensland premier Anna Bligh said, "We now face a reconstruction task of post-war proportions."

While the floods did not reach the peak of the last major inundation in 1974, Ms Bligh said the crisis presented the city with an unprecedented challenge because of the number of people now living in flood-ravaged suburbs.

She said that floods now gripped two-thirds of the state and had become Queensland's worst natural disaster in history.

 

News coverage of the record floods in 1974

 

 

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