Intense Flash Floods Hit Part of Western Australia's Wheatbelt

Parts of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt were lashed by intense rainfall on Tuesday, March 2, causing flash flooding in the town of Northam.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the town was drenched by 108 millimetres of rain in the 27 hours to midday on March 3.

The Avon river in Northam swelled to 14 meters at 2pm local time, and was expected to rise further on Wednesday.

This video provided by Anthony Deegenaars, shows flood waters carrying debris down a street, as a thunderstorm rumbles in the distance. Credit: Anthony Deegenaars via Storyful