Livestock has been taken to dry ground
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People living in Victoria, Australia braced for floods

In Australia a giant inland lake continues to spread across a large swathe of the state of Victoria.

Caused by weeks of torrential rain the lake, which is already more than 50 miles long, now threatens people living in the town of Swan Hill.

Farmers have been moving their livestock to drier ground to try to avoid the rising floodwaters.

The BBC's Nick Bryant reports.

  • 24 Jan 2011