At least three people are dead, several remain missing and dozens have been injured as wildfires continue to raze Australia's drought-stricken east coast.
Officials also said more than 150 homes have been destroyed.
Around 1,500 firefighters were battling more than 70 fires across Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, with the most intense in the north-east where flames were fanned by strong winds, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.
Thousands of corellas have been filmed flocking to the suburban streets of Nowra on the NSW south coast. The native Australian birds have been known to gather in urban areas in their search for food. Though the noisy birds are considered a pest in some parts of the country, certain species remain protected under law. It is not the first time high numbers of corellas have descended upon the suburbs with large flocks also filmed in South Australia and Victoria.
Weekend heavy downpour at Australia's Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park created stunning waterfalls cascading down rocks, videos on social media showed.Heavy rainfall was forecast to ease across the east coast on Wednesday but floodwaters will linger for days across New South Wales state where 15,000 people were nervously waiting for potential orders to evacuate.
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