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 outbreaks of rain on the way, but it will clear through the evening.
Rain will clear through the afternoon for a fairly clear night, meaning a cool night.