Flooding continues throughout eastern Australia while floodwaters recede in some areas.
Continuing news and video on the flooding crisis in the eastern states of Australia. All eastern states of Australia are now facing flooding, with Queensland suffering the greatest of the flooding.
Continuing news and video on the flooding crisis in the eastern states of Australia – especially in Queensland.
In New South Wales:
Continuing news and video on the flooding crisis in the eastern states of Australia – especially in Queensland. The death toll since yesterday has now reached 12, with 78 now missing. This has risen since the last update.
The situation in New South Wales
The flood crisis in the state of Queensland in Australia has worsened again today, with confirmation of eight deaths and about 72 people missing in the Queensland town of Toowombah and surrounding areas following the severe flash floods yesterday. In towns below Toowombah, homes and buildings were hit with a 7 metre wall of water, leaving a trail of destruction and death.
In recent hours that area affected by secere flooding had spread widely and rapidly, including the Queensland capital of Brisbane and now also throughout southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The next 48 hours is likely to see significant and major escalations in flooding throughout New South Wales and Queensland, including northern Queensland.
At the moment the major areas of concern include Ipswich, Brisbane and surrounding areas in Queensland, as well as Kempsey, Tenterfield, Belligen and Grafton in New South Wales. Many areas already flooded several times in recent weeks are again threatened by renewed secere flooding. There are many, many areas now severely affected in both states. A major weather system in now moving into affected areas.