Australia live news updates: ‘rain bomb’ over south-east Queensland amid flood warnings for NSW; at least 25 Covid deaths recorded

Flood warnings for NSW; ‘rain bomb’ over south-east Queensland; thousands of Brisbane properties at risk amid heavy rain; Greens calls for Australia to stop Russian crude oil imports; Cyclone Anika makes landfall in Western Australia; seven more people die in NSW from Covid, 17 in Victoria and one person in Queensland. Follow the latest updates liveQueensland floods: Brisbane man killed as death toll rises to six and thousands of residents on alertHow long will NSW and Queensland’s record wet and humid weather last?South-east Queensland floods: what’s happened and which areas could be hit next?Follow the Ukraine live blogGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Victorian Covid-19 case numbers are in: 17 people have died in the state, five people are on ventilators, 38 are in ICU and 274 people are in hospital.Queensland’s Assistant Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Services Andrew Short is also telling people to stay out of flood waters.We would just ask people to stay home, stay safe, today is not the time to be doing disaster tourism or storm tourism, just to see what’s out there. Certainly not the day to be going out on the roads and driving through floodwaters and certainly not the day to have your kids outside, playing in the stormwater on surfboards, in drains and such such. Continue reading…

Flood warnings for NSW; ‘rain bomb’ over south-east Queensland; thousands of Brisbane properties at risk amid heavy rain; Greens calls for Australia to stop Russian crude oil imports; Cyclone Anika makes landfall in Western Australia; seven more people die in NSW from Covid, 17 in Victoria and one person in Queensland. Follow the latest updates live

The Victorian Covid-19 case numbers are in: 17 people have died in the state, five people are on ventilators, 38 are in ICU and 274 people are in hospital.

Queensland’s Assistant Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Services Andrew Short is also telling people to stay out of flood waters.

We would just ask people to stay home, stay safe, today is not the time to be doing disaster tourism or storm tourism, just to see what’s out there. Certainly not the day to be going out on the roads and driving through floodwaters and certainly not the day to have your kids outside, playing in the stormwater on surfboards, in drains and such such.

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