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Former Home and Away star Tai Hara is left heartbroken after floods destroy his family home

''Devastated for my family and the Northern Rivers community.''

By Chanelle Mansour
Former Home and Away star Tai Hara has shared his heartbreak over the flood crisis currently taking over northern New South Wales and Queensland, as his own home inundated.
The actor took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo and video footage of Ballina, New South Wales, revealing how badly the area is flooded.
"Devastated for my family and the Northern Rivers community," he captioned the post. "So heartbreaking to see our family home inundated."
Tai and his wife Fely Irvine's home has been badly damaged in the floods. (Image: Instagram)
He added: "With no clean water, short food supply and no electricity.. it's been difficult to contact our parents. Feeling so useless here in Sydney."
Tai went on to explain that all we can do to help is support organisations that are "in the thick of it", providing vital support.
"If you can, please dig deep and donate to organisations like [the Australian Red Cross]," he wrote, before linking out to the website, which you can find here.
"So heartbreaking to see our family home inundated." (Image: Instagram)
"Your generosity can help teams on the ground to provide urgent relief, including enabling volunteers and staff to help with evacuations, relief centres and outreach service, and supporting people and communities to recover and rebuild."
His wife Fely Irvine, a former member of Hi-5, also urged their followers to tag any other community organisations in the comment section.
Hordes of Australian celebrities have also taken to their own social media accounts in recent days to spread awareness and raise money for victims of the floods.
Comedian Celeste Barber revealed that her husband Api Robin and his friend ventured out on jets skis to evacuate stranded people from the northern rivers.
"They went back out again today to do the same thing. They'll go again tomorrow," Celeste wrote alongside a photo of Api rescuing someone from a flooded home.
Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky also praised the "heroic efforts" of everyday Australians who have rescued stranded flood victims during the crisis.
"Lots of love to everyone who has been affected and a big shout out to all who had a boat or jet ski and launched straight into rescue missions without hesitation. True heroes," Chris wrote.
TV personality Deborah Hutton shared her thoughts for those impacted by the horror floods, writing: "My heart goes out to all those affected by this insane weather pattern and the record floods."
This article was originally published on our sister site New Idea.

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