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Environment

Australia flood state faces rebuild of "post-war proportions"

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia’s flood-devastated Queensland state faced a reconstruction and cleanup similar to an effort following a war, state Premier Anna Bligh said on Thursday, despite escaping the worst case scenario for the flood peak.

“This is going to be a long recovery. This morning as I look across not only the capital city, but three-quarters of my state, we are facing a reconstruction effort of post-war proportions,” Bligh told Australian radio.

Reporting by Rob Taylor; Editing by Balazs Koranyi

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