Two Rescuers Rescued During Queensland Floods

The landslide caused a retaining wall to collapse on Stanley Street Townsville. Source Ben Downie/7NewsMore

Earlier: AUTHORITIES are desperately searching for two men missing in Townsville's flood.

The trough that's been dumping flooding rain across Queensland is expected to dump more rain on the region for at least a few more days.

"If the rain continues overnight and into tomorrow, if we keep going the way we are today, we are talking about 10,000 to 20,000 homes".

The weather bureau warned of "dangerous and high velocity flows" along the Ross River after the flood gates were opened fully at the Ross River dam on Sunday, releasing about 1,900 cubic meters of water a second.

In hardest-hit Rosslea, Megan Simmonds, 26, has been helping neighbours carry out their belongings from devastated homes where many are already under 2m of water.

Desperate residents had to contend not only with flash flooding, landslides and power blackouts, but also several saltwater crocodile sightings in residential roads and cul-de-sacs.

It's still raining in Townsville, but falls there weren't as bad as forecasters had feared.

The premier said 11 local government areas were impacted across the north of our state, with five local government areas to receive hardship assistance.

A boat goes down Carr Street, Hermit Park.

Food and other supplies are on their way to flood-stricken Townsville as victims contemplate what they've lost and the long, messy clean up ahead.

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Do you know someone who has been impacted by the wild weather in Townsville?

Julia Creek, Richmond and Winton could face up to 120mm of rain, which could cause localised flash flooding.

There are 80,000 homes in Townsville.

PTI quoted Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as saying, "It's basically not just a one in the 20-year event, it's a one in 100-year event".

"Chris you are an fantastic generous person thank you so much from the bottom of my heart".

It's believed two police officers were among those rescued overnight after finding themselves in trouble while trying to save others.

"Crocodiles may be seen crossing roads, and when flooding recedes, crocodiles can turn up in unusual places such as farm dams or waterholes where they have not been seen before", Queensland Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said in a statement.

"It's a little bit scary because when it floods in Townsville, the crocs get into the water".

In another dramatic incident, Army soldiers and a rescued family also had to abandon a military vehicle to the floodwaters before they could be plucked to safety. "I'm asking for people to have patience", she said. "Stay informed, look for updates and follow advice of emergency services", the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.

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