Several New South Wales south coast communities were on high alert on Monday morning as river levels continued to rise and towns evacuated. The body of a kayaker was found in swollen river waters in southern Canberra on Sunday. He became separated from a group on the Murrumbidgee River near Canberra about 2pm on Sunday, after his boat became stuck under a bridge. Water police, search and rescue teams and the ACT State Emergency Service were called in to search for the man, but after four hours he was found unresponsive in the water. The NSW SES received 400 calls for help in Sydney and the Blue Mountains overnight, mostly wind-related, with trees downed, damaged roofs and roads flooded. Christine Vanden Byllaardt (@cvbyllaardt) . @BOM_NSW has issued a severe weather warning after three towns on the NSW south coast were evacuated overnight as heavy rain continues to lash the state. Updates: via @newscomauHQ August 9, 2020 By Monday morning, flooding at the Moruya River was minor but flooding from the Shoalhaven River […]