1000+ mm rain in one week forces evacuations in Australia

Emergency services evacuate residents from flooded parts of Townsville

At least 200,000 people were affected by the flood and up to 500 homes in Australian Townsville are now underwater due to risky "unprecedented" flooding that affects Queensland, according to the Australian media.

An aerial view shows the flood-affected area in Townsville, Queensland, Australia February 3, 2019, in this still image from video obtained from social media.

Locals have reported several sightings of large crocodiles and other wildlife as the town's main streets became inundated by floodwaters. This number is expected to rise exponentially.

Police assist in the evacuation of residents in flood-hit Townsville.

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"I'm sure once it does ease up and we get a week of sunshine, the spirits of our people, especially our graziers, will lift even more seeing those green shoots appear", he told ABC.

The trough that's been dumping flooding rain on north Queensland's east coast, and drought-hit parts of western Queensland, will drive the state's emergency for days to come.

Townsville has received more than a metre of rain in just a week, which is more than 20 times the average for the time of year - beating the previous record set in 1998, in what became known as the Night of Noah.

The missing men have been identified as 25-year-old Troy Mathieson and 20-year-old Hughie Morton.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman would not confirm if paramedics had been called to the stormwater drain and referred inquiries to Queensland Police.

Police assist in the evacuation of residents in flood-hit Townsville

Speaking Monday, Palaszczuk warned: "There's going to be heavy rainfall over the next couple of days".

She said the total damage bill was likely to cost "hundreds of millions of dollars because of the scale of it" in a long recovery.

"The fact that people are safe today here in Townsville I think is an extraordinary achievement and something that the people of Townsville can pat themselves on the back on", Mr Morrison said.

- After weeks of unrelenting heat and bush fires across the continent, torrential rain and flooding in northern Australia have forced hundreds of residents to leave their homes in what weather officials describe as an "unprecedented" event.

Two police officers rescued two people on Charters Towers Road before they themselves were swept away - one clinging to a power pole - before they could be rescued leaving a police vehicle destroyed.

"What do you have to say to them, how many times do you have to give them warnings".

State Disaster Coordinator Bob Gee is urging people to stay out of the water and check emergency and weather warnings - which are updated regularly.

The water released from the dam flooded around 2,000 homes. "Stop educated, seek for updates and practice advice of emergency providers and products", the bureau mentioned.

The pair was seen near the site of a bottle shop looting incident in flooded Aitkenvale on Monday, but their families say they have not heard from them.

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