As floods devastated Australia's New South Wales recently, Chris Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, apparently found herself without a way to contact friends and family, including her husband.
According to The Daily Telegraph's Confidential, Elsa was essentially stuck at home with her children after the entrance to their mansion was "completely flooded." In addition, the weather knocked out cell reception.
"She was there on her own with her three young children because Chris is currently overseas filming (Extraction 2)," a source reportedly told the publication. "Elsa was stuck in her house for a number of days with no phone reception."
After waters finally receded in front of her house, the actress began helping neighbors affected by the catastrophe.
Elsa made no mention of her alleged situation while sharing heartbreaking Instagram images of drowning towns — images show water so high that cars and homes are being swallowed. One image even shows people gathered on the roof of a home while awaiting help.
"Northern Rivers and beyond had been hit by the worst floods in history. People have spent hours waiting on rooftops to be rescue," Elsa wrote on social media. "Thanks to all those who are able to help save people and animals stranded by the floodwaters, you are the real hero's."
She added that it's "so amazing to watch how everyone pulls together in a disaster and helps the community."
Chris also posted graphic images from the flooding.
"Absolutely devastating watching some of the worst floods in Australia's history hitting Queensland and NSW," he wrote. "Heroic efforts by everyone involved in rescuing thousands of people who have been stranded. Lots of love to everyone who has been effected and a big shout out to all who had a boat or jet ski and launched straight into rescue missions without hesitation." Those people, he said, are "true heroes."
And, more bad news: Turbulent weather is expected this weekend, potentially hindering relief efforts.