Floods hit the Australian state of Queensland.

Queensland officials said heavy rains caused flooding at some points in the city of Cairns, the tourist center north of the state capital Brisbane, where about 170 thousand people live.

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Queensland Premier Steven Miles described the natural disaster as "the worst he can remember" in a statement.

Miles stated that they were concerned about drinking water, sewage, electricity, telecommunications and transportation issues and that they could not get air support.

Images from the region show planes sinking at Cairns airport, a crocodile seen in the middle of the town and people fleeing their homes by boat.

Queensland Police Chief Katarina Carroll, who shared the information that no one has been killed or seriously injured so far due to the disaster, noted that some people were stranded on the roofs of their houses.

Authorities announced that more than 300 rescued people will be evacuated from the region by helicopter.

As of today, rail transportation has been suspended in the region where heavy rains are effective, while 14 thousand homes and workplaces have been left without electricity.

There are also disruptions in transportation on the highways in the region due to flooding.

Heavy rains are expected to continue for another 24 hours.

Editor: John Wickey