While many of us were enjoying the sounds of rain this past week, Bega Valley's NSW State Emergency Services (SES) units were attending 40 jobs across the region.
This included a call to a possible flood rescue at Greendale and an entire roof being blown off a house at Wallaga Lake.
SES local commander for the Sapphire Coast Michelle De Friskbom said in the case of the former, a man attempted to drive through a flooded river but became stuck and walked home, leaving his car in the rising floodwaters.
The SES was called to the site as there was a concern the man had been swept downstream, but he was located safe and later a tractor was reportedly used to free the car, she said.
Ms De Friskbom said crews arrived at the house that had its roof blown away in Wallaga Lake late on Monday and secured the roof onto the ground so it did not cause further damage.
They also erected some tarps as the elderly resident had no roof then returned the next day to install large tarps over the building.
"I think he was very grateful. Obviously he would have been shaken up, having his roof blown off," Ms De Friskbom said.
Other jobs involved trees down over roads or on homes, as well as someone who was cut off at their house by rising creek water who requested supplies.
Ms De Friskbom said while none of the units reported any injuries a major concern during their operations was the large amount of bushfire-damaged landscape they had to work on, as it created an extra risk of falling trees as well as landslip issues.
She said there was also an added layer of complexity at the moment because units were following COVID-19 heath safety advice, such as wearing face masks.
While floodwaters were receding by Wednesday she reminded motorists to still never drive through them.
"While roads are being reopened there's still fast-moving water around," she said.
"I'm very thankful the majority of the community have been doing the right thing, but generally what happens is once the waters start receding people think they can give it a go.
"You don't know what's happening underneath the water.
"I've seen pictures of roads where a big sinkhole has opened up. I just don't understand why people still do it."