by Alexa Ball
Thousands of Australian residents were evacuated to escape rising floodwaters on Sunday according to CNN reports.
Residents living in the eastern Australian state Queensland were air lifted by military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane according to CNN.
More than 300 homes and businesses have been immerged underwater and the growing flood has taken one life. This natural disaster is the worst to come to Queensland in 60 years says CNN.
The flood has mainly hit the city of St. George, which holds around 3,800 residents according to RTE reports. Jane Sheahan, a woman from the town, was swept away and killed in her vehicle when she was trying to leave the city says CNN.
Local authorities are urging people in St. George to cooperate as they attempt to evacuate everyone from a local hospital to safe ground away from the record-breaking flood according to CNN.