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House-boat sinks on Clyde; a flood rescue and police urge motorists not to drive through flooded waters.

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A house-boat sinking in the Clyde River today. Image credit Stephanie Hunter. 

A house-boat has sunk at Batemans Bay and there's been a flood rescue along the Far South Coast today, as a severe weather warning remains in place. 

Gale force winds and heavy rain have caused widespread power outages, fallen trees, flash flooding and river flooding.

The SES at Batemans Bay  is receiving a high number of calls for help and has asked everyone to remain patient while they prioritise jobs.

Earlier today a man had to be rescued after he drove through flood waters at Congo.  

Yesterday a driver became stuck at a  flooded river crossing at Greendale, north of Bega.

Flood warnings have extended to the Bega River and the Duea River at Wamban has flooded.

A number of residents in the Batemans Bay area have reported flooding in their homes.

A wind gust of 113 km per hour was recorded at Ulladulla just before 10.30am.

The number for the SES is 132 500.

 Stay up to date with warnings at www.bom.gov.au