Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes as Queensland struggles with a continuing flood crisis.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned on Tuesday night there will be a ‘tropical airmass with abundant moisture’ with strong thunderstorms bringing significant rain that could cause flash floods, damaging winds and large hailstorms.

A wealth of November precipitation records have been shattered in eastern Australia and the mix of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected to cause further flooding in both states.

THE SES is keeping a close eye on the Macquarie River as it runs into the central NSW city of Warren, where it is expected to rise to 9.3 metres on Wednesday morning, bringing significant flooding.

Floods in Namoi river, in the north-west of the state, are still expected to occur, while high water levels are expected continues in Wee Waa.

River levels at the Macintyre Brook catchment area were expected to rise to flood levels around 2 a.m.

There is also a strong concern about river levels rising again and potential flooding along the Upper Macintyre, Gwydir and Namoi rivers.

There are now 17 flood warnings in effect across the country.


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Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia, (wikipedia)

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is the primary provider of fire and emergency services in Queensland. (wikipedia)

State Emergency Service

The State Emergency Service is the name used by a number of organisations in Australia that provide assistance during and after major incidents. Specifically, the service deals with floods, (wikipedia)

Geography of Queensland

The geography of Queensland in the north-east of Australia, is varied. It includes tropical islands, sandy beaches, flat river plains that flood after monsoon rains, tracts of rough, elevated terrain, (wikipedia)