Australia hit with major flooding


Three Australian communities have issued evacuation orders due to flooding.


The states of Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania have been hit the hardest. In Victoria, 500 homes have been flooded. One person has also died while another person is missing.


Flooding has submerged roads, damaged homes and businesses, and cut power to 3,000 customers.


More rain is expected across central and eastern parts of Australia next week.


The wet season in Australia typically runs from November to April.