Insane footage shows a WHARF floating out to sea as wild storms leave homes destroyed and thousands trapped
- Intense rain of up to 100mm is currently hammering most parts of NSW
- Flash flooding has been predicted, with residents ordered to leave their homes
- Forecast shows the rain isn’t expected to relent, with increased rainfall predicted
Remarkable footage has emerged showing a wharf floating out to sea on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
Wild storms hammered the region overnight and on Saturday morning, with countless homes destroyed and thousands of residents trapped.
Student Anthony Blood captured the footage, where rainfall of up to 100mm has been predicted in Port Macquarie.
The severe weather is causing flash flooding, with NSW State Emergency Service ordering evacuations in suburbs such as Taree, Dungog, Wingham, Port Macquarie, Cundletown, North Haven and Laurieton.
A wharf was captured floating out to sea as wild storms leave homes destroyed and thousands trapped Port Macquarie
Residents in mid-north coast of NSW have been ordered to evacuate their homes as a safety measure
‘Some of those locations will probably have floods of record in those areas,’ SES spokesman David Weber said.
‘We are asking people to please act on all advice given by emergency services immediately.’
Port Macquarie resident Janet Doherty told Daily Mail Australia ‘she has never seen anything like it.’
‘I have lived in this area for most of my life, and this rain is next level, it has been incredible,’ she said.
‘Our backyard is flooded, we could have gone swimming, which is pretty crazy.
‘I was out early on Saturday morning getting some groceries, and other people couldn’t believe how quickly the water has risen.
‘Hopefully everyone is OK, the emergency services deserve a medal being out in this weather.’
People across Sydney are being urged to stay indoors as the weather system moves south towards Wollongong.