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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2011-01-14

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 Floodwaters in Brisbane have fallen rapidly overnight, revealing the extent of the clean-up that lies ahead. The Brisbane River is at about 2.8 metres and is dropping quickly. Floodwaters have already receded1 in some areas, leaving huge amounts of rubbish and debris2 behind. The city's Lord Mayor Campbell Newman says the clean-up begins this morning and the top priority is to get the roads open.

 
It’s been a sleepless3 night in Goondiwindi with locals bracing4 for the Macintyre River to peak. It's expected to reach a record 10.85 metres this morning or higher. The mayor, Graeme Scheu, says the Macintyre River has been at 10.6 metres for several hours.
 
The clean-up is underway at Ipswich as water levels drop. Three thousand homes and a large number of businesses were flooded by the Bremer River. Mayor Paul Pisasale says there is a lot of work ahead and a stack of volunteers from all over Queensland are arriving to pitch in.
 
And heavy rains have fallen across western Victoria overnight. Police are evacuating5 homes in Beaufort after the town's reservoir broke its banks. Up to 300 homes are also being threatened at Great Western and along with 16 properties in Kyneton .

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1 receded a802b3a97de1e72adfeda323ad5e0023     
v.逐渐远离( recede的过去式和过去分词 );向后倾斜;自原处后退或避开别人的注视;尤指问题
参考例句:
  • The floodwaters have now receded. 洪水现已消退。
  • The sound of the truck receded into the distance. 卡车的声音渐渐在远处消失了。
2 debris debris     
n.瓦砾堆,废墟,碎片
参考例句:
  • After the bombing there was a lot of debris everywhere.轰炸之后到处瓦砾成堆。
  • Bacteria sticks to food debris in the teeth,causing decay.细菌附着在牙缝中的食物残渣上,导致蛀牙。
3 sleepless oiBzGN     
adj.不睡眠的,睡不著的,不休息的
参考例句:
  • The situation gave her many sleepless nights.这种情况害她一连好多天睡不好觉。
  • One evening I heard a tale that rendered me sleepless for nights.一天晚上,我听说了一个传闻,把我搞得一连几夜都不能入睡。
4 bracing oxQzcw     
adj.令人振奋的
参考例句:
  • The country is bracing itself for the threatened enemy invasion. 这个国家正准备奋起抵抗敌人的入侵威胁。
  • The atmosphere in the new government was bracing. 新政府的气氛是令人振奋的。
5 evacuating 30406481b40b07bbecb67dbb3ced82f3     
撤离,疏散( evacuate的现在分词 ); 排空(胃肠),排泄(粪便); (从危险的地方)撤出,搬出,撤空
参考例句:
  • The solution is degassed by alternately freezing, evacuating and thawing. 通过交替的冻结、抽空和溶化来使溶液除气。
  • Are we evacuating these potential targets? 能够在这些目标地域内进行疏散吗?
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