An Australian TV journalist has told ITV News Central that families around the world are struggling to contact loved ones in Australia as flooding has damaged communication networks.
Brett Mason – Europe correspondent for Network 10, spoke to Central Tonight after a Midlands family had their house submerged in Queensland.
Flooding footage from The Associated Press.
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Heavy and thundery showers will die out in most places during the evening, but may continue near the Humber for most of the night.
Showers will slowly clear overnight. Any mist and low cloud will clear during the morning, leaving bright or sunny spells.
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