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Volunteers helps to secure the River Bar from expected floodwaters in... News PhotoAssistance,Australia,Brisbane,Business,Cyclone,District,Downtown District,Emergencies and Disasters,Extreme Weather,Flood,Horizontal,Queensland,Rain,Security,Torrential Rain,Volunteer,WindPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPVolunteers helps to secure the River Bar from expected floodwaters in the Brisbane central business district on January 28, 2013 as high winds and heavy rains brought by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald have hit the state of Queensland. Helicopters plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues on January 28 as severe floods swept the northeast, killing three people and inundating thousands of homes. AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTON (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)