Residents across NSW have shared incredible images on social media as extreme rainfall and flooding rivers wipe whole towns off the map.
With areas like Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Kendall copping an astonishing 400mm of rainfall in a single day, thousands of locals have been left stranded at their properties while others have evacuated to higher ground.
Many have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their images of destruction, of hope and of humour.
Wet, but happy: Father and son rescued from floods.
The volunteers arrive in droves: Interstate support comes rushing to help NSW.
Even cabins on stilts are swallowed after the river burst its banks at Port Macquarie.
One-time ferry platforms suddenly become broken pool ladders.
Children rescue animals as floodwaters recede.
SES members rely on rubber duckies to reach remote properties.
A torch beam and a pair of waders: Windsor homes completely swallowed.
Residents are winched to safety as their properties are swept away by the water.
Dogs and pets are rescued from a shelter in Sydney.
Canoes and umbrellas par-for-the-course in Windsor.
An entire kitchen is ruined by floodwaters in Windsor.
Entire roads in suburban Sydney are turned into waterways.
Everybody chips in to help sandbag against floodwaters in Windsor.
A Sydney man in Parramatta takes his life in his hands by driving through floodwater.
SES units share dismay after finding road closures broken open by impatient motorists.
Residents help fill sandbags at the local SES headquarters in Port Macquarie.
Forget cars, canoes are the only way out of some properties in Windsor.
Cattle wade through floodwaters and pub patrons drink with water up to their waists in Port Macquarie.
Miss Nellie’s Cafe in Port Macquarie is almost completely submerged.
A trampoline was picked up by winds and physically driven into the side of another house in Chester Hill.
As the banks of the Hawkesbury River overflow, many residents have been forced out.
Windsor’s “floodproof” bridge is now underwater – and plenty of locals came out to see it go under.
Flooding in Kempsey transformed backyards into water parks.
The owner of Gloucester hardware assesses the damage to his stock after the entire shop was flooded.
A resident in Macksville opens the door to their car somewhat hopefully as it sits in a metre of floodwater.
In Port Stephens a road where cars normally travel 100 km/h collapses under the weight of rushing water.
In Western Sydney a baby boy was rescued as flood waters swallow his family home.
In Macksville, a small town on the Nambucca River, two men are seen playing ‘beer pong’ as floodwaters rise around them.
In Taree, spectacular vision captures the moment a house is seen floating down the Manning River.
In Sydney, concerns grow as the new site for the Powerhouse Museum now sits under water.
Rainwater in St Peters in Sydney’s inner-west is seen streaming out of a storm drain.
The BOM predicts the extreme conditions to stick around until at least Wednesday, with tomorrow expected to be just as damp until then.
Several streets near Liverpool were flooded and are now closed.