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Parts Of Sydney's Coastline Have Completely Disappeared After Wild Storms

Parts of the shoreline are completely gone.

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UPDATE: The bodies of three men have been found in floodwaters across NSW and the ACT.

Police have uncovered the body of one man inside a car that was swept away in Canberra. A second body has been located inside a car in Bowral on the NSW south coast, while a third man has been found dead in Leppington, in Sydney's southwest.

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And winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour (75 miles per hour) brought down trees and power lines, leaving thousands of people without power.

And this is why we have no power #ausgrid #SydneyStorm

The NSW State Emergency Service received 9250 calls for help over the weekend and performed 280 flood rescues.

Meanwhile in Annandale #SydneyStorm

But the worst damage was reserved for parts of the Sydney coastline, which has all but disappeared in some areas.

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Like, it's just gone.

There was a couple metres of sand to sit on before. 😞 #SydneyStorm #Narrabeen

Seriously, that's a pool in the ocean. Which is not where pools belong at all.

Devastation at Collaroy Beach, 7:30am. From Ian Turner, UNSW Water Research Lab. @UNSWEngineering #SydneyStorm

This is (or was) the Collaroy Beach Club.

Collaroy Beach Club. Collapsed into the sea. @2GBNews @NewsTalk2UE #MRNews

This footage shows just how high the tide got overnight.

Timelapse of the last 48hrs at #Narrabeen @UNSWEngineering @abcnews @Channel7

And here's what it looked like on the ground.

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Thankfully the worst of the storms are now over. Although the weather system is moving south, so Victoria and Tasmania can expect to get pretty drenched over the next 24 hours.

WRL coastal monitoring team up at first light to survey the damage at Collaroy #sydneystorm #drone @UNSWEngineering

But still, at least this kid is having fun.

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Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Rob Stott at rob.stott@buzzfeed.com.

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