Incredible photos are emerging from one of NSW’s biggest coastal cities, as Sydneysiders are ordered to stay at home.
Photos shared online show a street in the Port Macquarie CBD inundated and flooding at the marina at the entrance to the city’s tourist cruise port.
“Woke up this morning to these images on my timeline. Unbelievable. Port Macquarie CBD has gone under.”
But some Port Macquarie punters didn’t let the flooding dampen their spirits, and were seen sinking a few beers at the Telegraph Point Club, in waist deep flood waters at the bar.
The colourful images were shared on community Facebook group 10,000 fans of Port Macquarie, and attracted more than 300 likes and comments.
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Another image showed a lost cow spotted in the front yard of local Alistair Flower, with flood waters up to its chest. Poor darling.
Other videos from the city’s Lady Nelson Wharf show debris floating through the Hastings River this morning after the city was hit with 187mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
It comes as Sydney residents are being urged to stay inside this weekend as dangerous levels of rain are expected to cause continued flash flooding.
Evacuation orders have been issued by the SES for low lying properties in Port Macquarie and a slew of other NSW towns, including Central Wingham and the Wingham Peninsular, Taree Estate, Dumaresq Island and Cundletown, Laurieton, North Haven, Dunbogan and Diamond Head, Kings Point and Macksville, Wauchope and Rawdon Island, Bulahdelah, the Kempsey CBD and the Lower Macleay.