BRISBANE, Australia— Emergency sirens blared across
Australia's third-largest city Wednesday as
floodwaters that have torn a deadly path across the
northeast poured into an empty downtown, swamping
neighborhoods in what may be
Brisbane's worst flooding in 100 years.
The surging, muddy waters reached the tops of
traffic lights in some parts of Brisbane, and the
city's mayor said at least 20,000 homes were in
danger of being inundated.