• Queensland's north has copped a drenching. (AAP)Source: AAP
Support promised for remote communities hard hit be heavy rains.
6 Mar 2018 - 10:00 AM  UPDATED 6 Mar 2018 - 10:05 AM

A string of north Queensland towns will given disaster assistance funding to help with the recovery effort following last week's floods.

Burdekin, Charters Towers, Etheridge, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire and Townsville local government areas will be eligible for state and federal government funds after flash flooding swept
through the region.

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Queensland Emergency Services Craig Crawford says crews are continuing to assess the damage, with more rain predicted in the coming days after falls of about 500mm in some places late last
week.

The Bureau of Meteorology said moderate flooding was recorded at Richmond on Monday, with major flood levels expected at Walkers Bend later this week.

Heavy rainfall of up to 95mm was recorded in the Flinders and upper Gilbert catchments in the 24 hours to 9am Monday.

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