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Two dead as floods continue in NSW

Two dead as floods continue in NSW

While some areas have started the gruelling clean-up, the central Queensland town of Rockhampton is still bracing for the worst flooding since February 1954. "The worst is certainly over.we expect by Monday we will be into recovery mode".

Residents could be seen standing at the water's edge, looking out over their flooded town.

"It did not look good for us but the water never climbed as high as they said it might".

Of the state's destructive weather, he warned: "This is not over yet".

SOME Cyclone Debbie victims were told they were ineligible for hardship assistance thanks to a software glitch, MP George Christensen has said.

However communities downstream remain on alert as the torrent pushes southeast.

"The sky is the limit at this stage about what that means", he added about the potential damage bill.

Phil Taylor inspects severe flood damage in his backyard in Murwillumbah, northern NSW, on Sunday.

Thousands of residents in the Northern Rivers area have been ordered to evacuate their homes as heavy rains cause floodwaters to rapidly rise.

"We're urging everyone up there to apply maximum safety", she said.

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According to the SES, about 15,000 properties remained isolated by floodwater and double that number were still subject to evacuation orders.

"To be honest, it is like a war zone", Mayor Isaac Smith told AAP.

Floodwaters topped the 10.6-metre level at 4.15am on Friday, with water levels predicted to reach 11.5 metres later in the day, Mr Smith said.

Meanwhile further south, the main streets of Lismore were under water. Mr Solanki says it could be months before he reopens with full stock.

Ex-cyclone Debbie moved off the coast early Friday morning, but has left a trail of damage and is pushing half a dozen rivers to a major flood level in south-east Queensland after being lashed by the storm on Thursday.

Father-of-three Matthew Roser reportedly stopped breathing after suffering a panic attack at his Murwillumbah home in far north NSW about 2am on Friday.

The discovery came after the body of another woman was found on a property south of Murwillumbah around 8am.

A second woman's body was found in a vehicle on Friday afternoon, after she was swept away while driving over a causeway in the Hunter Valley on Thursday night.

A 45-year-old man's body was found at a South Murwillumbah caravan park on Saturday afternoon, but it was unclear whether his death was flood-related.

Authorities continue to hold grave concerns for three others missing in Queensland - a man in his 60s who went bushwalking at Lamington National Park, 50-year-old Mondure man David Heidemann and 58-year-old John Frost from Mount Pleasant in Mackay.


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