Australia’s biggest northern city remains under siege as once in a century monsoons continue to flood homes, draw crocodiles on to the streets and force residents onto their rooftops to seek shelter.
Up to 20,000 homes could be inundated with water from record rainfall in Townsville, north Queensland
Desperate locals are posting on social media pleading with strangers for help as water levels continue to rise.
‘Please, we have been stuck at 9 Lakewood Drive waiting for SES for hours… we have a six-year-old and a large dog, neither can swim,’ one resident wrote online.
‘Does anyone have a boat they can get to us on?’