BRISBANE, Australia -- Survivors of devastating Australian floods sought solace in religious faith today while emergency workers searched through sodden wrecked homes for victims.

Three weeks of flooding across Australia's northeast have left a vast territory underwater and caused 28 deaths, most of them from a flash flood that hit towns west of Brisbane on Monday.

Fourteen people are still missing.

In Murphys Creek, a church service at the local pub was held for survivors to grieve and remember their lost friends and family.

Cleanup continues in Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane, where 30,000 homes and businesses were flooded. The complete cleanup could take months and reconstruction up to two years.

The floods in Queensland state have spread to other states where the threat continues.