Thousands of people have been urged to leave parts of Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, which is facing its worst flooding in decades.
Officials say between 6,500 and 9,000 homes and businesses are set to flood in Queensland's state capital.
Streets are largely empty and families have moved to refuge centres in some areas, with the peak of the flooding expected on Wednesday and Thursday.
Flash floods across Queensland have left 10 dead and more than 70 missing.
Some 200,000 people have been affected.
The flooding has caused billions of dollars worth of damage.Brisbane is facing a combined surge of water from the flooded Lockyer Valley and the Wivenhoe Dam, which is so full it has been forced into controlled releases.
Authorities fear the Brisbane River will go beyond the 5.45m (17.9ft) peak that was reached during the devastating floods of 1974.
The river snakes its way through the centre of the city and in places it has burst its banks already, says BBC Australia correspondent Nick Bryant, in Brisbane.
Cars have been streaming out of the city and office workers have been fleeing the main business district, while lower lying suburbs have already been inundated.