The Australian Meteorological Agency has issued a warning in Sydney because 150 mm of precipitation is expected for tomorrow. New South Wales and Queensland were particularly affected by the storm.
The soil is saturated due to heavy rainfall. The George River near Sydney is also rising so quickly that the authorities did not have time to warn, but immediately ordered an evacuation, Australian media reported.
Eighteen people have died as a result of the floods so far. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says these floods are the worst ever. The population is frustrated with the slow response. One resident told ABC they had been unable to get food, fuel, and communications for a week. Many cities still have no electricity or internet.
The New South Wales Premier said recovery could take years. About 2,000 homes are no longer habitable. He calls the residents’ heartbreaking stories.
In some places, the water is so high that homes are completely submerged. People are trying to get themselves and their loved ones to safety. You can see it in this video:
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