Severe flooding continues to pummel parts of Australia

Rescue workers float down a flooded street in a Melbourne suburb.
(Image credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

As large swaths of Australia continue to be hit with massive flooding, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese called on Australians to stick together.

"Australians are coming together, they are helping each other out and once again we are seeing at the worst of times, the best of the Australian character," Albanese said Saturday, per Reuters. The prime minister's remarks came when he was in Melbourne touring the flood damage in Victoria state. Victoria has become one of the hardest-hit territories by the flood, and Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said at least 355 roads in the state remained closed.

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