Pet emu rescued from floodwaters in the Hawkesbury
A pet emu has been rescued from floodwaters in Windsor in NSW today.
Paul Zammit had to carry his pet, Gookie, after rescuing her from floodwater in the Hawkesbury.
Animal rescues have been widespread during the flood disaster in Australia’s east, from livestock and horses on the Mid North Coast to pets and even pelicans.
But this is the first emu that’s been spotted being carried to safety.
The Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday that the record rainfall across much of NSW may stop soon, but the flood risk will remain.
The highest amount recorded in the previous 24 hours was at Mount Seaview on the Mid North Coast with 1083mm. Other parts of the region such as Comboyne have also seen a metre of rain in just a few days.
“Putting that into context, that is two-thirds of annual rainfall falling in the space of just one week,” the BoM’s Agata Imielska said.
“Just to give some sense of just how, what kind of rainfall is leading to this disastrous condition.”