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Australia's flood-stricken northeast is bracing for more devastation.

After a week of unusually heavy rain, a vast inland sea has now formed across several river systems and is slowly making its way downstream to the Pacific Ocean.

Standing between it and the coast is the city of Rockhampton, a virtual island-city now, surrounded by water.

But just a few hundred metres from the water's edge, life goes on as normal.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Rockhampton.

Source: Al Jazeera