The rainfall that hit parts of Australia in the central-western region of New South Wales over the weekend filled the Wyangala Dam. In these images provided by the firefighters you can see the impetuous current of the imposing mass of water that flows from the dam.
The town of Cowra, about 300km west of Sydney, received 121mm of rain in 24 hours, the highest daily average rainfall in 118 years.
A dozen helicopters were engaged in emergency crew operations to rescue people trapped on rooftops in cities hardest hit by the floods, with more than 200 rescue operations conducted as of Tuesday morning.
Eastern Australia is in the grip of the fourth major flood emergency this year caused by La Niña, the meteorological phenomenon which is causing unprecedented rainfall for the second consecutive year.