Crocodiles cruise the streets in flooded Australian city of Townsville

North Queenslanders are in clean-up mode after floods triggered by heavy rain inundated communities. Source AAPMore

"If the thought of coming face to face with a crocodile isn't deterrent enough, before you start playing in flood waters you should always remember the distinct possibility you could be wading in your neighbour's faeces", the statement said. "The real work is to make sure they can get through the clean up and resume their lives".

Up to 20,000 homes were at risk of being inundated by the rain as thousands of residents in the city of Townsville in Queensland lost power and were unable to travel amid roads cut off by floodwaters.

9 News reported that entire suburbs of Townsville were completely submerged. The devastating floods have brought in crocodiles and other deadly reptiles onto the streets.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned the bill for damages could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

The crocs were spotted in the residential neighbourhood of Mundingburra just before 10pm last night, with one person posting a photo of one sitting in the water on her driveway to social media.

As of Tuesday morning, the weather shows no signs of letting up across Queensland. The Two dead bodies have been found t on Tuesday as continuing heavy rain prompted authorities to warn of further flash flooding in the hours ahead.

The town was forced to open the floodgates to the overflowing Ross River Dam on Sunday, leaving a wall water flowing into the community and the river itself.

"Dangerous and high-velocity flows will occur in the Ross River Sunday night into Monday".

The record breaking rainfall has dropped a whopping 1012mm on the area in just seven days, beating the city's previous record of 886mm back in 1998.

According to CNN affiliate 7 News, two men are feared missing near Townsville, amid fears they were swept away by the flood waters.

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