Next 48 hours in Cleve
Hundreds of thousands of school kids have been sent home as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears south-east Queensland, bringing flash flooding with more than a month's worth of rain in a single day.
Government loans announced for cyclone-affected farmers as wet weather prevents assessment of crop damage
Wet weather has continued to plague parts of cyclone-affected north Queensland overnight, hampering farmers' efforts to survey damage to their properties.
Swift water rescues are underway with at least 50 people stranded in outlying areas of Mackay in north Queensland after heavy rain in the region overnight, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says.