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Thousands of Sydney were ordered to evacuate before the “life-threatening” flood

Australian authorities have issued at least 18 evacuation orders in western Sydney as heavy rains hit the area.

A flood event on the east coast in March caused by a violent storm that devastated western Sydney killed 20 people. (AP archive)

Thousands of Australians were ordered to evacuate their homes in Sydney as heavy rains struck the country’s largest city and floods flooded the area.

Roads in the city were blocked on Sunday, and officials said at least 18 evacuation orders had been issued in western Sydney, where a severe flood struck in March.

“This is a life-threatening emergency,” Stephanie Cook, Minister of Emergency Services in New South Wales, told reporters.

Cook asks people living along 500 kilometers (310 miles) of Australia’s east coast, both north and south of Sydney, to consider canceling their school vacation travel plans due to weather conditions. I did.

Cook described the flood as a “rapid progress” and warned that people should “prepare to evacuate in a hurry” as more stormy weather is expected in the future.

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Walla Gambadam in Sydney began to spill early on Sunday morning, she said, far beyond the authorities’ expectations.

Local shops and gas stations were flooded while in Camden, a suburb of the southwestern suburbs of Sydney, where more than 100,000 people live.

She said the paramedics had carried out 29 flood rescues and had been summoned more than 1,400 times in the last 24 hours.

A flood event on the east coast in March caused by a violent storm that devastated western Sydney killed 20 people.

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Source: AFP



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