Australia storm leaves homes in danger

Media captionTorrential rain and high winds have caused havoc along Australia’s east coast

One person is confirmed dead after massive storms flooded rivers, uprooted trees and tore into beaches along Australia’s east coast.

The storm continues to batter southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

A body was found in the swollen Cotter River near Canberra on Monday morning.

Erosion at Sydney’s Collaroy Beach has forced the evacuation of multi-million dollar homes, which are now in danger of collapsing.

Flood warnings have been issued across several states, with northern Tasmania facing its worst flooding in decades on Monday.

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Waves up to 8m high hit Sydney’s Collaroy Beach during a king tide on Sunday, washing away up to 15m of waterfront land

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Another king tide is expected to hit Collaroy Beach on Monday and residents have been evacuated

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A king tide and enormous waves battered Australia’s east coast, causing damage at many beaches

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Thousands have been left without power and a large number of main roads in Sydney and elsewhere remained closed on Monday

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Sydney suburbs received between 70-90mm of rain on Sunday, while the Nepean River catchment area received 526mm of rain across the weekend

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Weekend sporting fixtures saw players enduring miserable conditions



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