Woman rescued by SES volunteers after driving a BMW into floodwaters in ...

A distressed woman and her family had to be rescued by SES volunteers after driving her luxury car into floodwaters as wild weather lashes the east coast.

Four passengers became trapped inside the BMW X4 on Milina Rd in Holgate on the Central Coast on Monday morning.

State Emergency Service workers used an inflatable dinghy to rescue the occupants, while strapping ropes to the $80,000 car to stop it from being swept away.  

A woman in activewear and wearing designer sunglasses was seen climbing through the back passenger window of the car as floodwaters continued to rise.

Two volunteers helped her get into the rubber dinghy before a second woman emerged from the same window.

A woman clad in designer sunglasses was seen climbing through the back passenger window of the car as floodwaters continued to rise in Holgate on the Central Coast

A woman clad in designer sunglasses was seen climbing through the back passenger window of the car as floodwaters continued to rise in Holgate on the Central Coast

Two volunteers helped her get into the rubber dinghy before a second woman emerged from the same window

Two volunteers helped her get into the rubber dinghy before a second woman emerged from the same window

Four passengers became trapped inside the BMW X4 on Milina Rd in Holgate on the Central Coast on Monday morning

Four passengers became trapped inside the BMW X4 on Milina Rd in Holgate on the Central Coast on Monday morning

Moments later, a man also managed to climb out and get safely into the dinghy.

'We're alright, but the water just came up really quick,' the male driver of the car told the Daily Telegraph.  

'It went through the bridge… anyway, as long as everyone's okay.'

The SES received almost 200 calls for help in the past 24 hours and three millimetres of rain had already hit Sydney on Monday morning. 

The lucky escape came amid a severe weather warning for parts of the NSW Hunter region as heavy rain, high winds and cooler conditions continue to lash the coast.  

The Bureau of Meteorology on Monday said heavy rainfall in the Hunter was expected to cause flash-flooding with damaging winds averaging 60 to 70km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h possible on the coastal fringe.

State Emergency Service workers used an inflatable dinghy to rescue the occupants, while strapping ropes to the $80,000 car to stop it from being swept away

State Emergency Service workers used an inflatable dinghy to rescue the occupants, while strapping ropes to the $80,000 car to stop it from being swept away

Moments later, a man also managed to climb out and get safely into the dinghy

Moments later, a man also managed

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