In this photo supplied by NSW State Emergency Service, two children ride on a boat in floodwaters caused by torrential rains in Lismore, northern New South Wales, Australia Tuesday, Ja

 

              In this photo supplied by NSW State Emergency Service,  two children ride on a boat in floodwaters caused by torrential rains in Lismore, northern New South Wales, Australia Tuesday, Ja
In this photo supplied by NSW State Emergency Service, two children ride on a boat in floodwaters caused by torrential rains in Lismore, northern New South Wales, Australia Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Thousands of Australians huddled in shelters Tuesday as torrential rains flooded cities and towns in the northeast. With floodwaters expected to peak in most of the worst-hit areas later Tuesday, officials were rushing to move those in the highest-risk areas to safety. (AP Photo/NSW State Emergency Service, Samantha Cantwell ) NO SALES