The State Emergency Service says the severity of the disaster in NSW, where multiple flood evacuation orders are in place, means they will be overwhelmed with clean-up work until next month.
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04:53 AEST Frustrated Mount Morgan residents want a long-term solution to their dwindling town water supply in central Queensland, as carting water is costing the region's ratepayers $70,000 a week.