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Photos: Record-breaking floods devastate eastern Australia

Properties in the suburb of Goodna, Australia, in the far south-western outskirts of Brisbane, are seen inundated by flood waters Tuesday.
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Properties in the suburb of Goodna, Australia, in the far south-western outskirts of Brisbane, are seen inundated by flood waters Tuesday.

Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as the southeast coast of Australia experiences the worst flood in decades.

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A family looks at a nearly submerged lamp post from the banks of the overflowing Clarence River in Grafton, Australia, some 80 miles from the New South Wales town of Lismore, on Tuesday.
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A family looks at a nearly submerged lamp post from the banks of the overflowing Clarence River in Grafton, Australia, some 80 miles from the New South Wales town of Lismore, on Tuesday.
A man carries a wedding photo as people evacuate homes inundated by floodwaters Sunday in Goodna, Australia.
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A man carries a wedding photo as people evacuate homes inundated by floodwaters Sunday in Goodna, Australia.
In an aerial view, vehicles are seen stuck along a street as floodwaters surround Gympie, Australia, on Sunday in an area north of Sunshine Coast.
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In an aerial view, vehicles are seen stuck along a street as floodwaters surround Gympie, Australia, on Sunday in an area north of Sunshine Coast.
A local watches the floodwaters in Brisbane, Australia's central business district Monday.
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A local watches the floodwaters in Brisbane, Australia's central business district Monday.
A man paddles his kayak next to a submerged bus on a flooded street in the town of Milton in suburban Brisbane, Australia, on Monday.
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A man paddles his kayak next to a submerged bus on a flooded street in the town of Milton in suburban Brisbane, Australia, on Monday.
In an aerial view Sunday, floodwaters surround the town of Gympie, Australia, in an area north of Sunshine Coast.
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In an aerial view Sunday, floodwaters surround the town of Gympie, Australia, in an area north of Sunshine Coast.