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Debbie's floods spark rooftop rescues

It's "extraordinarily surprising" no one was killed during Cyclone Debbie or its torrential aftermath, Queensland's emergency services chief says.

40 people rescued from SE Qld floodwaters

Swift water rescue teams have pulled over 40 people from floodwaters in southeast Queensland on Thursday, after torrential rain from Cyclone Debbie hit the region.

Debbie the cockatoo loses her battle

The little Aussie battler who had become the face of the devastation left behind by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, has tragically lost her fight to stay alive. The cockatoo was nicknamed Debbie by the Townsville Bulletin photographer, who took a...

Roads closed as Sunshine Coast is drenched

A severe weather warning has been issued for dangerous surf along the southern Queensland coast and almost 50 roads have been closed on the Sunshine Coast as heavy rain hammers the state's southeast.

Internet trolling a 'national sport'

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her phone and burst into tears.

Flash flood risk as Debbie swamps SE Qld

Brisbane has already recorded a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, and the downpour will continue on Thursday, as the remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie passes over the southeast.