A fundraising effort is underway to help two Elermore Vale mums and their young children who lost everything when flooding from a burst water main destroyed their homes last week.
Naomi Grace-Brock, her 18-month-old daughter and her young son were forced to swim through a broken window as a torrent of water filled their Taurus Street townhouse last Friday.
"My daughter had done swimming lessons so I just said to her 'ready Charlie, one, two, three' and she knew to hold her breath and close her eyes. Then I put her out the window and then came out the window myself and just handed her to somebody in the middle of the road."
"I didn't know who it was and just told them to take her because I had to go back inside for my son."
Her neighbour Carly's unit was also inundated, forcing the mother-of-two to escape to safety.
Sadly both young families weren't insured and have lost pretty much everything.
Their emergency accommodation is also set to run out on October 6.
"There's sentimental things like the photos...and I had a lot of my great-grandmother's jewellery and a lot of my daughter's father's things from when he was a child in New Zealand and things like that. It's hard they're all gone," said Ms Grace-Brock.
A neighbour has since launched a gofundme page in the hopes of raising $30,000 to help get the young mums back on their feet.