Western Downs gets flood aidBy Rhianwen Whitney, Thursday March 7, 2013 - 11:28 EDT
The Queensland Government has activated financial assistance in the state's Western Downs region after recent flooding.
More than 230 properties were affected when Myall Creek peaked at 3.2 metres in Dalby on the weekend.
The Government says emergency assistance grants are available to help flood affected residents cover the costs of essentials including food, clothing and accommodation.
Essential household contents grants and structural assistance grants are also on offer.
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At least 100 properties have been impacted by flood waters and people have been evacuated from Forbes in central-western NSW, as floodwaters cut off roads and cause widespread damage to crops.
Southwestern parts of Western Australia have had rain of up to 24mm of rain this morning as another cold front swept over the region.
Farmers near Forbes in the New South Wales central west are bracing for extensive loses as their crops continue to be inundated with flood waters, which are expected to peak later today.