Major alerts were issued along the Thomson and Avon rivers, with moderate flood warnings for the Buchan, Macalister, Snowy, and Mitchell rivers
East Gippsland Shire Mayor Tom Crook said: “The community of Bemm River is very much likely to be cut off this afternoon as the floodwaters make their way down Bemm River catchment.”
Jenny Lloyd, an SES volunteer, said: “I’ve never seen so much water in our water system in the 40 years I’ve lived here.”
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that flooding may persist even after the rain subsides in both NSW and Victoria.
Additionally, central, southern, and southeast Queensland face the risk of severe thunderstorms, while severe heatwave conditions persist in the north.
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