Major flood in Australia's southeast cuts off inland towns for the fourth time this year

Roads, bridges, and farms were swamped in rural NSW. One of the communities affected by severe flooding was Molong.

Major flood in Australia's southeast cuts off inland towns for the fourth time this year
In Melbourne's suburb of Maribyrnong, a woman is rescued from floodwaters. (AP)

On Monday, flash floods caused by heavy rain blocked off some inland communities in Australia's southeast, and new evacuation alerts were issued for thousands of rural inhabitants. Wild weather battered portions of southwest New South Wales (NSW) and northeast Victoria overnight during the nation's fourth significant flooding this year.

The federal government was closely coordinating with the states on rescue attempts, according to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who noted on Twitter that the flash floods was "creating perilous situations."

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