A cyclone watch for the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales coast is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system.
A cyclone watch for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system, but damaging winds and abnormal tides are still expected to wreak havoc along the coast.
Category three Tropical Cyclone Oma changes direction overnight and is now expected to track south-west towards Queensland's southern coast where it could possibly cross the coast by the weekend.
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Some home rentals in Townsville are going for more than double their normal asking price as locals fight it out for a rapidly dwindling housing stock.
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Hundreds of Townsville residents begin to return to their flood-ravaged homes to find a big clean-up ahead, as the bureau warns the monsoon trough, that has dropped a year's worth of rain in week, will remain active for days.
Residents of Bluewater, north of Townsville, receive warnings that intense rainfall is putting their properties at increased risk of flash flooding, as hundreds spend another night in evacuation centres waiting for flood levels to drop.