Locals walk through a flooded street in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore, Australia, April 1, 2017 after heavy rains associated with Cyclone Debbie swelled rivers to record heights across the region. AAP/Tracey Nearmy/via REUTERS
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Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll riseThe bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fueled floods that devastated parts of the country.In the most recent tragedy, the woman's car plunged into the swollen Tweed River in northern New South Wales after veering off a muddy road Monday, entombing the family.The cyclone, which made landfall in Queensland a week ago, causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage, dumped more than a meter of rain on parts of the state and the huge volume of water is still slowly spilling down river systems.
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