What you need to know this morning as the flooding crisis in NSW continues.

– Evacuation warning are in place for low-lying areas in western and north-west Sydney including Londonderry, Clarendon, Wetherill Park and areas around the Colo River.

-Authorities have major concerns over the Hawkesbury River with water levels scheduled to peak in just hours.

-More than 18,000 people are currently under evacuation orders, and 194 schools across NSW will remain closed.

-Parts of the Mid North Coast, four hours north of Sydney, remain underwater.

– The Army will start helping today in NSW

– It’s estimated the floods are now a $2 billion disaster.

– In Queensland, parts of the state’s south-east are being swept away, with landslides forcing residents to evacuate their homes in search for safer ground.

-Forecasters have warned rain will continue today.

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