Famous beaches swallowed, roads submerged by waterfalls and surf clubs swamped in thick sea foams.
A week after making landfall and fizzling out, Paulette is back ... "because 2020."
The Rural Fire Service said 24 blazes remain alight across the state, though all are now under control.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned residents in Eastern Australia of the weather conditions as heavy rainfall continues.
"This is not a pleasant place to be," firefighters said, urging the public to take caution and heed evacuation advice.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica.
Authorities warn of further “damaging winds, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall”.
Authorities warn NSW and Victoria are yet to experience more thunderstorms in coming days, but it won't extinguish all the blazes.
Emergency alerts have been sent out amid soaring temperatures and erratic winds.
Charred animals, burned-out cars and skies glowing blood red are just some of the horrific sights.