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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen dumps more than half a metre of rain in north Queensland

11:58 EDT

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has dumped "incredible" and "very intense" rain over parts of Queensland's north tropical coast, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Facebook post thanking truckie for guiding couple through north Queensland rain goes viral

11:40 EDT

A Facebook post thanking a truck driver for guiding a couple through heavy rain in north Queensland has gone viral, with the driver saying the attention for his actions has been "unexpected".

Victoria's freak floods prompt 1,400 calls for help, more storms hit Melbourne suburbs

00:38 EDT

Authorities say Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,400 calls for help during 48 hours of wild weather that damaged buildings, flooded streets and closed a stretch of the Hume Freeway, where stranded motorists were rescued by helicopter.

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