Local residents inspect a road that collapsed when a flash flood swept through Toowoomba, 105km (65 miles) west of Brisbane January 10, 2011. Residents of low-lying parts of Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters on Monday as torrential rain exacerbated record floods that have paralysed the coal industry in the northeast and now threaten tourism. REUTERS/Alicia Morrison (AUSTRALIA – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) – RTXWE8P