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Residents of flooded Queensland town urged to evacuate – but for some there’s a sapphire lining – The Guardian

The main road out of Sapphire was completely flooded, trapping residents, after storms brought heavy rainfall

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Residents in the regional Queensland township of Sapphire were told to evacuate to higher ground on Wednesday morning after thunderstorms brought up to 215mm of rainfall to the area but for some the heavy rain may have a silver lining.
Victoria Bentham, the co-owner of Sapphire Caravan and Cabin Park, told the Guardianthe main road out of town had been completely flooded, trapping residents, but some were using the opportunity to fossick for sapphires unearthed by the heavy rain.
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