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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2011-01-17

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 The northwest Victorian town of Horsham is bracing1 for a one-in-200-year flood event. The SES says record floodwaters are expected to dissect2 the township later today or tomorrow. The Prime Minister will surely arrive in the town of Echuca, where the Campaspe River peaked during the night.

 
Victorian health officials are warning residents to practise strong hygiene3 while floodwaters inundate4 towns. Officials say there’s a high risk of gastrointestinal diseases from the floodwaters and mosquito-borne diseases from the stagnant5 water that will follow the floods. Forty-six Victorian townships are affected6 by the floodwaters.
 
In the Lockyer Valley, the grim search for bodies continues with the death toll7 from the Queensland floods now standing8 at 18. Fourteen people are still missing. In inland southern Queensland, some communities are facing more flooding. The town of Condamine has been inundated9 with the Condamine River reaching more than 14.6 metres yesterday.
 
Queensland’s state cabinet will meet today to devise a plan to rebuild the state in the wake of the devastating10 floods. The Premier11 Anna Bligh says the scale of the disaster means more than two million Queenslanders are now living in areas affected by flooding. In Brisbane, the focus for today is on continuing of the big clean-up.

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1 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。
2 dissect 3tNxQ     
v.分割;解剖
参考例句:
  • In biology class we had to dissect a frog.上生物课时我们得解剖青蛙。
  • Not everyone can dissect and digest the public information they receive.不是每个人都可以解析和消化他们得到的公共信息的。
3 hygiene Kchzr     
n.健康法,卫生学 (a.hygienic)
参考例句:
  • Their course of study includes elementary hygiene and medical theory.他们的课程包括基础卫生学和医疗知识。
  • He's going to give us a lecture on public hygiene.他要给我们作关于公共卫生方面的报告。
4 inundate 141xj     
vt.淹没,泛滥,压倒
参考例句:
  • If the dam breaks,it will inundate large parts of the town.如果水坝坍塌,该城的大部分将被淹没。
  • The course changes frequently,and the area is so flat that a small change in the level of the river may inundate a considerable area.河道变化多端,下游地区却很平坦,水位少许上涨河流就会淹没一大片土地。
5 stagnant iGgzj     
adj.不流动的,停滞的,不景气的
参考例句:
  • Due to low investment,industrial output has remained stagnant.由于投资少,工业生产一直停滞不前。
  • Their national economy is stagnant.他们的国家经济停滞不前。
6 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
7 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
8 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
9 inundated b757ab1facad862c244d283c6bf1f666     
v.淹没( inundate的过去式和过去分词 );(洪水般地)涌来;充满;给予或交予(太多事物)使难以应付
参考例句:
  • We have been inundated with offers of help. 主动援助多得使我们应接不暇。
  • We have been inundated with every bit of information imaginable. 凡是想得到的各种各样的信息潮水般地向我们涌来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 devastating muOzlG     
adj.毁灭性的,令人震惊的,强有力的
参考例句:
  • It is the most devastating storm in 20 years.这是20年来破坏性最大的风暴。
  • Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages.婚外情确实会对婚姻造成毁灭性的影响。
11 premier R19z3     
adj.首要的;n.总理,首相
参考例句:
  • The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
  • He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
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