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Deadly storms have slammed into the Australian coastline bringing giant waves, cyclone-strength winds and torrential rain, killing three people.

The weather saw waves of up to five metres pounding much of the east coast, including Sydney, where a storm at Collaroy lashed a swimming pool so hard it fell into the sea.

Two bodies were found in cars washed away in flood waters while a man was swept off the rocks south of Sydney’s surfing beach of Bondi.

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The New South Wales emergency servicesreceived more than 9,250 calls and conducted 280 flood rescues.

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And this is probably only the beginning!

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Insurance claims are expected to rise over the coming days.

This areal view shows that the storm was so strong at Collaroy that even a swimming pool collapsed.

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 This timelapse of last 48hrs at Collaroy just shows you how insane was the tide:

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