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Hundreds rescued over 3 days of storms in Australia's east

Hundreds rescued over 3 days of storms in Australia's east
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Almost 100 people have been rescued from floodwaters over three days of cyclonic storms on Australia’s east coast. Three people were found dead on

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Almost 100 people have been rescued from floodwaters over three days of cyclonic storms on Australia’s east coast.

Three people were found dead on Tuesday; three others are reportedly missing.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of a second storm cell gathering north of Sydney.

A natural disaster will, undoubtedly, be declared, according to New South Wales premier, Mike Baird.

“In terms of the weather pattern, it’s still very dangerous. We are seeing a continuation of the wind, rain, flash flooding and while it is still dangerous the positive is, there is some easing. But we still have a lot to get through in the next 48 hours,” he said on Wednesday (April 22).

The storms have wreaked havoc:
some 200,000 homes are still without power; trees have been uprooted and cars washed away.

Emergency service officials say they’ve received nearly 9,000 calls for help.

Conditions are expected to ease by Saturday (April 25).

Day 3, in pictures

Super storm lashes #Australia east coast for third day http://t.co/OFx9XAuXvmpic.twitter.com/qMi67inyF8

— ST Foreign Desk (@STForeignDesk) April 22, 2015

Families struggling after #NSWStorms will have access to emergency funds: http://t.co/sB7at646Wm#9Newspic.twitter.com/f9V8SUkurQ

— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) April 22, 2015

The Georges River has now burst its banks and is threatening at least 200 homes in #Sydney's SW. pic.twitter.com/oe0eSw6EIQ#NSWstorms

— World Outback News (@WON_Live) April 22, 2015

What a difference a day makes. Merewether Baths Newcastle NSW #nswstormspic.twitter.com/9iBe7YTSjf

— NSW fire (@NSWfire) April 22, 2015

Two women are believed to be the latest victims of #NSWStorms, after their car was swept away in floodwaters. #9Newspic.twitter.com/rmurDcbNrb

— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) April 22, 2015

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