Brisbane Braces Itself For Deadly Floods

(ITN)

Brisbane is set to face the worst floods to hit the region in a century, according to the current Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh.

Residents are bracing themselves for the worst as they are forced to evacuate their homes and leave the city.

To date, the Queensland floods have claimed 14 lives and more than 70 people are still missing.

Brisbane is predicted to see more than 9,000 homes inundated when the its river peaks at 12ft on Thursday.

An estimated 2 million Brisbanites will be affected by the severe flooding which will inevitably affect food costs and taxes. The state will struggle to rebuild regional towns and support its farmers who have seen, not only their homes, but their entire livelihoods washed away.