NSW State Commissioner: 'Challenging 24 hours' ahead

Some areas of New South Wales in Australia have been hit by more than 20 inches of rain.

Four people have died, in the floods across parts of North Eastern Australia, including a three-year-old boy who was hit by a falling tree in Brisbane.

We're expecting flash flooding, we're expecting trees to be brought down, wires to be brought down by these winds.

We're expecting a very challenging 24 hours in front of us.

– Steve Pearce, State Emergency Services deputy commissioner

Earlier this month, parts of the country was devastated by wildfires, caused by extreme temperatures.

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Four dead in Australia floods

Torrential rain has flooded several towns in eastern Australia, killing four people.