It's been excruciatingly heartbreaking.
American firies have come to help. Our ADF have been deployed to help in any way required including evacuating people by ship.
Currently everyone has been accounted for. A father and son were found perished in their car trying to escape and another death was from cardiac arrest.
Sadly the figure being thrown around is about half a billion animals dead. Not only is it our wildlife but all the livestock.
Friday alone, one animal rescue centre received 20,000 phone calls.
The devastation continues and its expected to continue for another 8 weeks.
Sorry for the graphic nature of the pics.
The red photo is about 2 o'clock in the afternoon.