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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Warragamba Dam spilling as flood threat downgraded

Megan Levy Water has started spilling over the Warragamba Dam wall for the first time since 2013, but the flood threat for low-lying areas along the Nepean River has been revised downwards.

Evacuation ordered due to 'imminent failure' of Jerrara Dam near Kiama

Water flows over the edge of Jerrara Dam, west of Kiama.

Megan Levy Residents near a decomissioned dam on the NSW South Coast have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the "imminent failure" of the waterway.

Sydney weather: wild storm dumps rain and hail on city

Local farmer crosses the flooded Illawarra Highway at Albion Park after heavy falls across the region.

Kate Aubusson and Megan Levy Hail and heavy rain pelted parts of Sydney on Monday night, with hailstones as large as 20 cent coins reported in some suburbs.

Hunter Sabrina Corgatelli defiantly posts photos of dead giraffe in wake of Cecil the lion furore

Sabrina Corgatelli wrote that she

Megan Levy A woman who defiantly posted photographs of herself posing with a giraffe she killed in South Africa has defended big game trophy hunting, insisting hunters were not "cold-hearted killers".

Cecil the lion: dentist Walter Palmer writes apology letter to patients

Hunter Walter James Palmer, left, with another lion he killed.

Megan Levy Walter Palmer, the US dentist and big game hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, has written a letter to his patients apologising for the disruption to their treatment while the...

Dogs maul pet animals to death at cafe 2773 in Blue Mountains

Missy, the smaller white pig, and Morris survived the attack but suffered puncture wounds.

Megan Levy Two dogs have raided an animal pen at a popular cafe and restaurant in the Blue Mountains overnight and mauled a number of farmyard pets to death.

Surfer's fears after watching friend die in shark attack at Ballina

Moving message: Angie Takanami.

Megan Levy A surfer who watched her friend bleed to death after being bitten by a shark says she is "scared shitless" to paddle out into the surf, following an increased number of sightings around the NSW north...

Up to 50 sharks filmed swimming in knee-deep water in England

A school of up to 50 sharks filmed near Chichester in West Sussex by Peter Hughes of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Megan Levy Remarkable footage has emerged of up to 50 sharks swimming in knee-deep water just metres off the southern coast of England this week.

Sydney weather: Icy start to working week as snow falls on Queensland border

Pedestrians make their way through the wet streets of Sydney on Monday morning.

Megan Levy Icy winds sweeping across Sydney have delivered a biting start to the working week, with commuters enduring conditions that felt near-freezing in the city on Monday.

Stunning footage of shark feasting on a whale

Stunning footage of shark feasting on a whale (Thumbnail)Click to play video

Megan Levy A dead eleven metre sperm whale washed ashore on Sapphire Beach, north of Coffs Harbour after a shark was spotted biting into its carcass. Footage supplied by Brett Vercoe.

Close-up footage shows sharks feasting on whale carcass off Coffs Harbour

A shark feeds on the carcass of a sperm whale near Coffs Harbour on Thursday.

Megan Levy Incredible footage has emerged of a group of sharks feeding on the carcass of a sperm whale off the coast of Coffs Harbour.

Surfer 'knocked off board at Lennox Head', day after shark mauling at Ballina

Matt Lee

Megan Levy A surfer has been knocked off his board by a shark at Lennox Head on Friday morning, just kilometres from the beach where a bodyboarder was mauled by a suspected great white the previous day,...

Panic as bluebottle washes up on New Jersey beach

The bluebottle, or Portuguese Man O' War, that washed up on the beach in New Jersey.

Megan Levy One small bluebottle has caused panic on the shores of New Jersey. 

Wedding Cake Rock 'at risk of collapsing into the sea'

A man performs a handstand near the edge of Wedding Cake Rock.

Megan Levy A unique cliff-top rock formation in the Royal National Park that has become an unlikely social media star is at risk of collapsing at any time into the sea, a new study has shown.

Sydney weather: Deluge drenches city, but don't despair for the weekend

Sydney is being deluged.

Megan Levy Parts of Sydney have recorded their wettest June day in seven years - but those looking forward to getting out and about this weekend need not despair.

The curious case of Ozzie the Sydney cat, who turned up in Northern Ireland

Just how Ozzie, aka Tigger, travelled from Australia to Northern Ireland remains a mystery.

Megan Levy Australians have a reputation for being a well-travelled bunch. But the curious case of Ozzie the mystery moggy has taken this jet-setting trend to an entirely new level.

Sydney weather: city shivers through coldest June morning in five years

Thredbo revels in the cold conditions which brought snow on Monday.

Megan Levy Winter is just two days young, but it's already making its mark on a shivering Sydney.

Sydney weather: Winter arrives with icy blast, snow at alpine resorts

Perisher's Olympic Run just before 8am on Monday.

Megan Levy It"s the first day of winter, and it's freezing, the themometer says.

Sydney weather: fog shrouds city before the sun finally emerges

Megan Levy Large parts of Sydney were shrouded in thick fog on Tuesday morning, reducing visibility to just 100 metres in some suburbs.

More wet weather to come

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  Women walk on heavy rain during the morning rush hour on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)Click to play video

Megan Levy Enjoy the break in the clouds ahead ahead of more inclement weather forecast for Sydney later in the week, says Weatherzone's Rob Sharpe.