Roads into flood-hit Karumba reopenBy Kate Stephens, Tuesday March 4, 2014 - 10:52 EDT
Roads into the small town of Karumba, in north-west Queensland's Gulf Country, have reopened after flooding kept the town isolated for a week.
Recent heavy rain and rising river levels have cut off properties throughout the Gulf region, as well as the communities of Burketown and Doomadgee.
Elliot Dunn from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says food is being dropped regularly into the towns.
He says while stations may be cut off for a few days yet, no-one is complaining.
"They looked forward to the rain to be honest, so I haven't heard anyone grumble about it at all," he said.
"The local government is in contact with them on a regular basis and certainly Carpentaria [Shire] has been doing some food drops on and off as people have requested and Burke Shire is planning to do some a bit later in the week just to drop out some food in the mail.
"We've had fairly regular, pretty much each Friday for the last few weeks we've been flying food into Doomadgee and doing the same thing to Burketown.
"The local government there organises their own resupply but we've put a plane into there pretty much every Friday for about the last three weeks and they are holding quite well the food levels."
© ABC 2014
More breaking news
Sydney-siders have been spoilt for choice in the surf department over the past few days.
Severe thunderstorms sparked up just to the west of Lochington yesterday late morning, tearing through many parts of southeast Queensland into late last night.
A very cold airmass coupled with vigorous a low pressure system caused snow to fall to low levels in Tasmania last night and into this morning, leading to road delays and closures.