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Australia's floods worsen as thousands of Sydney residents evacuate

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SYDNEY —Torrential Tuesday The flood crisis in Sydney intensified as rain continued to hit Australia's east coast and thousands of inhabitants were ordered to leave home overnight after the river rapidly crossed dangerous levels.

Approximately 50,000 residents of New South Wales, most of Sydney's western suburbs, have been warned from 30,000 on Monday that they may be evacuated or ordered to evacuate. Said Steph Cook, Minister of State Emergency Management.

Heavy lows off the east coast of Australia caused heavy rains in several places, about a month's worth of rain from Saturday.

Cook told local television that the latest storm cell is likely to ease in Sydney on Tuesday.

"We haven't left the forest yet," Cook said.

The federal government declared the flood a natural disaster late Monday, helping the flooded residents receive emergency funding.

The emergency crew will continue rescue operations on Tuesday, towing a bulk carrier off the coast of Sydney after the towing line broke in stormy weather.

A large flood has occurred in Windsor in western Sydney, causing a third flood this year and current water levels higher than those seen in the flood earlier this year. It's getting higher. ..

Social media footage shows submerged roads and bridges, and paramedics rescue people stranded from partially submerged vehicles stuck in rising waters.

Windsor resident Nigel Myron wants to return to where he was when the water drains, but he prepares an inflatable boat in case he has to evacuate. I said I was there.

"What can you do at the end of the day? That's it, and after the floods occur and disappear, we dust and rebuild ourselves from the ashes. "Myron told ABC TV.

(reported by Renju Jose, edited by David Gregorio)