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Haunting Photos Show The Massive Flooding That Has Swamped Australia

Australia has experienced its worst flooding in decades, as people struggle to handle the massive amounts of rainfall.

Posted on March 24, 2021, at 11:19 a.m. ET

The painted lines in a road disappearing underwater.
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Floodwaters rise in Sydney, Australia, March 22, 2021.

Three men in a small boat as a woman looks on, a flooded landscape behind them
Flavio Brancaleone / Getty Images

People in a flooded street in Pitt Town, Sydney, Australia, March 23, 2021.

Two horses in a field, behind them is a flooded landscape.
Jaimi Joy / Reuters

A property in Yarramundi on the flooded Nepean River.

A street sign that reads "Palmer Street" is just visible above a flooded residential area.
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Road signs are submerged in floodwaters in a residential area in a suburb of northwestern Sydney.

A family of three gather to take photographs of a washed out section of road
Flavio Brancaleone / Getty Images

People look at a road affected by a flood in Richmond, a suburb of Sydney, March 23, 2021.

A young couple stands on the far side of a washed out asphalt road
Mark Baker / AP

A couple stand at a washed section of road at Port Stephens, north of Sydney.

A woman in a drysuit escorts a young girl away from floodwater, behind them two workers assist a man getting out of the boat
Jaimi Joy / Reuters

SES transports a young girl from North Richmond across the floodwater to visit her sister in hospital.

A father and son stand on dry land in front of a flooded home
Flavio Brancaleone / Getty Images

David Williams and his son Lucas stand in front of a flooded home.

furniture stacked on two chairs inside a home to protect against floodwater
Flavio Brancaleone / Getty Images

Residents in Londonderry in Sydney take steps to protect their furniture, March 23, 2021.

Four men in dry suits hold a boat in place and lift a cooler off of the boat in a flooded area
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Members of the NSW State Emergency Service carry medical supplies during a rescue operation.

People gather at the end of a flooded area, with road closed signs, to take pictures of a tipped over truck
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People stand on a flooded road to look at a truck that was pushed onto its side by floodwaters.

A man wades through waist deep floodwater
Loren Elliott / Reuters

A man wades through floodwaters on a residential street near the swollen Nepean River.

A series of telephone poles partially underwater, some of them have collapsed
Mark Kolbe / Getty Images

Power poles in the floodwater of the Hawkesbury River in Sydney.

A flooded farm with plants, structures underwater
Jill Gralow / Reuters

A view of orange orchards and houses that are submerged.

Left, a woman and child are wet and wrapped in a blanket, right a woman crouches down in front of flood waters at the end of a flooded road
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Left, a mother and child receive medical attention after a Marine Rescue boat that saved them from rising floodwaters capsized in strong currents; right, a woman with an umbrella stands in front of a flooded road northwest of Sydney.

A family of four stand by while the father goes into their house, partially flooded
Flavio Brancaleone / Getty Images

The Williams family stands in front of their flooded home.

A junkyard underwater
Mark Baker / AP

Equipment lies partly submerged at a property in Londonderry on the outskirts of Sydney.

a flock of sheep on a hillside with a flood in the background
Rick Rycroft / AP

Sheep graze on a small patch of higher ground near floodwaters in Windsor, northwest of Sydney.

Two homes surrounded by brown water
Mark Baker / AP

A property is surrounded by floodwaters in Londonderry, March 23, 2021.

 An aerial view of flooded farmland with brown water and green trees
Jenny Evans / Getty Images

An aerial view of flooded farmland on the Colo River, March 23, 2021.







A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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