Family-of-four on a road trip across the Simpson Desert beg for help after becoming trapped in flood waters – as they release footage of life inside their van when rescuers warn they will be unable to reach them for WEEKS
- Family of four stranded after flood waters inundated regional South Australia
- Perth family had been driving in their caravan when they hit bad weather
- Caravan became bogged down and family activated the emergency locator
- Emergency services fear they won’t be able to rescue family for two weeks
A stranded family-of-four will have to wait weeks before they can be rescued after they became trapped by floodwaters in South Australia.
The Perth family were on a road trip and travelling across the Simpson Desert when they drove into heavy rainfall on Wednesday.
Wild weather has battered the state bringing near-record breaking rainfall, flash flooding and gale force winds in the regional areas.
A stranded family-of-four will have to wait weeks before they can be rescued after they became trapped by floodwaters in South Australia
Video shows their fridge packed with food and comfort drinks including eggs, meat and bottles of Coca-Cola
The family’s caravan became bogged down prompting the family to set off the emergency locator device for help.
Emergency services fear they will be unable to rescue the family for at least another two weeks.
The family say they have enough supplies to wait out the rescue and released footage of life inside their caravan.
Video shows their fridge packed with food and comfort drinks including eggs, meat and bottles of Coca-Cola.
Up to 70k/hr winds were recorded in Adelaide while gusts of up to 100k/hr were reported in Renmark, a regional town 250km northeast of the capital city.
Trees were uprooted while a McDonald’s sign was torn down in the town.
Shocked residents filmed the wreckage left behind showing the iconic big ‘M’ had been lifted off the pole and blown down to the below carpark.
Floodwaters rose rapidly around the state with Boolcunda Creek inundated and the Alberga River, in the far north, flowing for the first time in 18 months.
Gusts of up to 100km/h battered Renmark, a regional town 250km northeast of Adelaide, uprooting trees and tearing down a McDonald’s sign
Floodwaters rose rapidly around the state with Boolcunda Creek inundated and the Alberga River, in the far north, flowing for the first time in 18 months (pictured, floods in Melbourne over the weekend)
The wild weather has begun to ease with the Bureau of Meteorology downgrading a flood warning in the Flinders Rangers rivers and creeks.
The area had been expected to flood but showers are expected to ease throughout the day.
The cold pressure system travelled across Australia bringing heavy rain and flash flooding across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Flash flooding hit Melbourne‘s south-eastern suburbs with streets between Clayton and Dandenong completely submerged on Saturday.
The SES received more than 300 calls for help including motorists who had become trapped in their vehicles.
South Australia floods strand Perth family as caravan becomes bogged in Simpson Desert