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.
More top news
During the afternoon, any rain will clear away to leave sunny spells.
Much of Saturday will be cloudy with a few showers in places.
She used the money to fund a gambling habit and lavish holidays.