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Weather warning: Entire shed spotted floating in floodwaters, residents forced to evacuate

Residents living on the New South Wales south coast have been forced to flee their homes as severe storms, torrential rain and damaging winds continue to wreak havoc.A shed has been spotted floating down the Shoalhaven River after a night of heavy rain triggered flash flooding.A spokesperson for NSW SES told NCA NewsWire they received…

Residents living on the New South Wales south coast have been forced to flee their homes as severe storms, torrential rain and damaging winds continue to wreak havoc.

A shed has been spotted floating down the Shoalhaven River after a night of heavy rain triggered flash flooding.

A spokesperson for NSW SES told NCA NewsWire they received a call about a shed heading toward the bridge at Nowra.

There’s a major flooding risk on the river with the Bureau of Meteorology urging people to stay out of the water to “avoid being swept away”.

The river was expected to peak at 4.4 metres about 1pm, but NSW SES said he river has already peaked meaning there are no more evacuation orders in place.

It comes after thousands of people living in coastal towns were warned to brace for severe weather conditions on Sunday night, while evacuations were ordered at Nowra, Terara and Worrigee.

Now, the once bushfire-ravaged towns are grappling with severe flooding.

Flood warnings are in place for parts of the south coast, while Sydney and Newcastle are tipped to cop a downpour, coupled with damaging winds and seven-metre swells.

Up to 300 millimetres of rain fell in some areas during the weekend, easing slightly on Monday, but swollen rivers continue to pose a serious risk.

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