An SES Swift Water Rescue Team was kept busy as torrential rains bought flash flooding to the village of Coramba near Coffs Harbour.
An SES Swift Water Rescue Team was kept busy as torrential rains bought flash flooding to the village of Coramba near Coffs Harbour.

GALLERY: Flash flooding causes havoc on Coffs Coast

A SUDDEN downpour turned into torrential rain, flashes of lightning and deafening thunder as parts of the Coffs Coast went under water from flooding.

It didn't take long for the heavy rain filling up creeks, dams and low lying areas.

Orara Valley floods : Scenes from the Orara Valley floods overnight.
Orara Valley floods : Scenes from the Orara Valley floods overnight.

As daylight broke, people took stock of the damage with farm animals lost in dangerous fast moving creeks, cars swept off roads and the SES back in action after an already busy weekend.

Corama, Upper Orara and Karangi had roads turned into waterways, cutting off traffic in multiple locations including along Mount Browne Road.

According to BOMs latest weather observations for Coffs Harbour Airport, 67.6mm of rain has fallen since 9am.

That came after four-day falls of 300mm to 400mm from Thursday to Sunday.