While Australia is still fighting bushfires now it has to fight floods, including potentially in the Bega Valley.
After months of waiting, rain finally arrived down the coast and into the Bega Valley with 80mm overnight for Bega, 38mm for Bermagui and 24mm for Cooma by 9am on Monday.
The situation eased over Monday, with only 7mm of rain in Bega, 2mm in Bermagui and 10mm in Cooma by 4pm.
Rain is very much needed for the dams, especially the Brogo Dam which is only at 10 per cent capacity and the Cochrane Dam with only 6.4 per cent and still falling.
It also helped ease the situation with the bushfires as all four fires in the Bega Valley are under control.
Severe weather warnings remain in place for the Bega Valley, because of the winds and rain.
Bega Valley Shire Council states residents need to be prepared to potentially lose power at home and work.
If they need to drive check the situation before leaving, as some roads are closed because of flood or are only open for residents.
If you are on the roads be careful as trees damaged by the bushfires have the potential to fall.
Since the beginning of the event Bega Valley State Emergency Service crews responded to jobs including trees down and leaking roofs.
For emergency help in floods and storms call SES on 132 500.