Torrential rain over the past weekend has caused many of the rivers and creeks across our state... which have been dry beds or... consisted of a series of disconnected stagnant ponds as a result of drought are now ....almost overnight... bursting at their banks and going into flood mode...
There is more rain predicted to come over the next several days and the catchments are already filling to overflowing so that now the rise in river levels is starting to threatening houses in towns and cities along the rivers.
Not to mention the inundation of farming properties and their families growing sheep cattle and grain crops.
There have been over to 200 evacuations so far with more towns in the danger zone.
I took the Empress for a drive to witness the river levels, which have'nt been as high in the area since 1956