Erskine Park Rural Fire Brigade volunteers were helping flood victims on Sunday night ... back at the station their own vehicles and gear was going underwater.
MT DRUITT and St Marys residents were mopping up on Monday morning after a wet weekend but they were grateful the region escaped largely unscathed from the massive storm front that battered Sydney.
The Prospect Dam observation centre recorded 132mm of rain on Saturday and 113mm on Sunday.
Worst affected in the region was St Marys, with The Kingsway Playing Fields inundated by floodwaters.
SES Mt Druitt unit local controller Peter Lalor said it had been a busy weekend.
“We have 20 jobs we are still working on today and had a total of 50 calls, including a couple of flood rescues outside of the area,” he said.
“We had fallen trees, leaking roofs and ineffective drainage. Palmerston Rd Creek in Mt Druitt flooded, with waters headed towards housing.
“People along those streets had water coming up their front steps. It was a real mixed bag of jobs.”
Mr Lalor said the Mt Druitt SES had five crews out at different times over the weekend.
“And we had a team working until 4am this morning (Monday) involved with the flood rescues,” he said.
Among the jobs was a car caught in floodwater on Forrester Rd, North St Marys, on Sunday night
With a number of local roads still affected by floodwaters, St Marys police urged residents not to attempt to drive through affected areas.
RFS volunteers Mick Smee and Ben Woods lost their vehicles in the deluge.
Clockwise from top: Flash flooding over The Kingsway and Charles Hackett Drive in St Marys, waterlogged Sage St, a gurgling stormwater drain in Mt Druitt and Jadie Zangs’ Coylton backyard.