Strong winds and torrential rains lashed the state of New South Wales, Australia over the weekend, leaving many without power and causing some regions to be evacuated.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a severe weather warning Friday, advising people to prepare for destructive winds, heavy rain, abnormally high tides and heavy surf over the weekend.

A surfer wipes out on a wave at Shark Beach, Vaucluse on June 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Located inside Sydney harbour, the rarely surfed waves at Shark beach have been whipped up by the wild weather hitting the East Coast.

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