Heavy rain from Cyclone Uesi contains NSW bush fires

Heavy rain from Ex-tropical Cyclone Uesi has contained all of New South Wale's bush fires.

Bush fire officials announced on Thursday night torrential rainfall and high winds have put out or contained all fires in the Australian state.

The news comes after the catastrophic Lindfield Park Road fire near Port Macquarie, which had been burning for 210 days, was declared out on Tuesday.

More than 11,000 bush and grass fires have been reported in total over the fire season by NSW Rural Fire Service with 5.4 million hectares burnt.

The fire service's deputy commissioner Rob Rogers said the news is a great relief for residents and firefighters after a "truly devastating fire season".

He said there are a few fires that are still burning but they are no longer a danger to residents. The focus will now shift to rebuilding homes and helping those who have suffered.

"All fires are contained so we can really focus on helping people rebuild," he said.

A total of 2439 homes have been destroyed and 1024 damaged by the bush fires, according to the New South Wales Fire Service.

Tropical Cyclone Uesi has brought an end to Australia's hot, dry summer- but it's come with its own devastation.

Flood warnings have been issued for NSW and southern Queensland where the body of a 75-year-old, believed to be a kayaker, was found.

Sydney has experienced record rainfall and several towns in NSW have been closed down while it continues.

The storms are expected to continue over the weekend in Australia and the South Island is bracing for heavy rain and strong to gale-force winds from late Saturday.

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