When fast-rising floodwater surrounded Ann Biasol's home one of her first thoughts was for the safety of her horses.
She lives in a rural area south of Crescent Head on the NSW Mid North Coast and vast areas were inundated.
Ms Biasol says State Emergency Service crews told her they couldn't reach her, so she appealed to friends for help.
"When my house started to be impacted with absolutely all land around me under water, I knew I was to lose power, so I reached out," she said.
She contacted friends Robyne English, a local, and Amanda Hancock, from the Sunshine Coast, who quickly hit social media to ask for help.