Welcome to the board, Irena.
That's a pretty good effort. Here are a few suggested improvements:
As a matter of style, I have changed the overused word floods a few times.The inhabitants are exhausted.
In the city of Swan Hill people are prepared for the worst. They are filling bags with sand and setting up flood barriers for the Murray River, which is predicted to flood powerfully in the next ten days. People are already tired and desperate as the floods seem to last forever. The deputy prime minister of Australia, Wayne Swan, announced that these floods are the costliest natural disaster in the history of Australia.
Also in the town of Brisbane in the state of Queensland,
statepeople are prepared for the worst. The area is still badly damaged from the last floods and now the rushing waters threaten again. People in this town are also filling their bags with sand and setting up flood barriers as they are trying to save what is left from the last inundation. Brisbane experienced the worst floods two weeks ago and the consequences are still visible as the town is covered in mud. Furthermore, the rescue workers in Queensland are still looking for the nine people who disappeared in the last downpours. Australian soldiers are trying to clean up the riverbed in order to mitigate at least in part the new wave of floods. They are digging up tons of garbage, even cars, boats and building materials or parts of houses and furniture.
According to the foreign media, at least 30 people died in the disaster that hit Australia. It has been seven weeks already since Australians started fighting the catastrophic deluge.
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