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Floods inundate properties as heavy rain set to drench Sydney


Floods inundated properties on Monday as more heavy rain was set to drench Sydney, with fresh evacuation orders issued for tens of thousands of residents.

Relentless rain flooded several suburbs in Australia's largest city, with officials warning of more wild weather to come.

An intense low-pressure system off Australia's east coast is forecast to bring more heavy rain through Monday across New South Wales after several places in the state were hit with about a month's rain over the weekend.

With about 30,000 residents in New South Wales state facing evacuation, frustration swelled in several suburbs in Sydney's west after floods submerged homes, farms and bridges there, some for the third time this year.

 

No loss of lives has been reported so far as officials urged people to leave their homes when ordered and avoid driving on flooded roads.

Published : July 04, 2022

By : Reuters