Australia flood crisis continues

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is visiting the flood-stricken northern state of Queensland Tuesday, where supermarkets are sending in supplies by barge amid fears of food shortages.

According to CNN affiliate 9 News, supermarket shelves across the region are nearly empty, with chains struggling to restock after Townsville Airport was closed and many major roads cut. Grocery store chain Woolworths said it was sending in food supplies by barge, while supermarket chain Coles was flying stocks into Cairns and trucking them to Townsville.

Meanwhile, the rains show no signs of stopping, as Morrison and other senior government officials toured the area and met with those displaced by the floods.

“It was frankly quite overwhelming, people are in shock,” Morrison