Flooding in Australia

While much of Australia is recovering from devastating wildfires, two states are battling severe flooding. Residents of Queensland and New South Wales have been forced to leave their homes after Tropical Cyclone Oswald brought severe winds and rains. Four people are known to have died in the storm so far.

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A car floats in a flooded street as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Houses are flooded as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Cars float in a flooded street as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A man comforts his daughter on their roof as they inspect damage to their neighbourhood as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Residents look on as floods suround thier house as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: The Burnett River rises as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: North Bundaberg underwater as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Local Storm Green looks on from a boat while shops are underwater as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Bundaberg locals are stranded as flood waters rise as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A general view of the Brisbane river as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The river in the Brisbane CBD is expected to peak at 2.3 metres today - lower than the 2.6 metre peak predicted - but is still likely to flood low-lying properties and businesses. The flood crisis has claimed four lives so far, with the city of Bundaberg, Queensland faces the worst flooding in its history. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Council caution tape is seen to restrict access to the Brisbane river at South Bank as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The river in the Brisbane CBD is expected to peak at 2.3 metres today - lower than the 2.6 metre peak predicted - but is still likely to flood low-lying properties and businesses. The flood crisis has claimed four lives so far, with the city of Bundaberg, Queensland faces the worst flooding in its history. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Sandbags seen out front of the shops in the inner city suburb of Rosalie prior to today's high tide as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The river in the Brisbane CBD is expected to peak at 2.3 metres today - lower than the 2.6 metre peak predicted - but is still likely to flood low-lying properties and businesses. The flood crisis has claimed four lives so far, with the city of Bundaberg, Queensland faces the worst flooding in its history. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Aerial view of Bundaberg shows flooding as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Severe Storm Hits Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A surfer takes on the large swells as storm clouds gather at Coogee Beach after winds and rain battered Sydney last night on January 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Parts of Sydney are experienced record rainfall after ex-cyclone Oswald swept through the city last night. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Severe Storm Hits Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A surfer rides a wave at Coogee Beach after winds and rain battered Sydney last night generating large swell January 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Parts of Sydney are experienced record rainfall after ex-cyclone Oswald swept through the city last night. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Severe Storm Hits Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A boy plays in Dee Why ocean pool after winds and rain battered Sydney last night generating large swell on January 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Parts of Sydney are experienced record rainfall after ex-cyclone Oswald swept through the city last night. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Severe Weather And Flash Flooding Hit Southern Queensland

BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: A man comforts his daughter on their roof as they inspect damage to their neighbourhood as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald on January 29, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia.Four deaths have been confirmed and thousands have been evacuated in Bundaberg as the city faces it's worst flood disaster in history. Rescue and evacuation missions continue today as emergency services prepare to move patients from Bundaberg Hospital to Brisbane amid fears the hospital could lose power. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)