Sydney region braced for further heavy flooding

4 July 2022
2022-07-04 15:11

More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds have been told to evacuate or prepare to evacuate their homes as Australia's largest city braces for what could be its worst flooding in 18 months.

Parts of the city of 5 million people are facing a fourth flooding emergency in a year and a half after torrential rain since Friday caused dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks.

New South Wales State Premier Dominic Perrottet said 32,000 people were impacted by evacuation orders and warnings. The towns of Camden and Windsor along the Hawkesbury River were particularly impacted overnight.

The Bureau of Meteorology says there could be up to 120 millimeters of rain in Sydney on Monday.                                          

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