Melbourne — Thousands Many inhabitants were ordered to evacuate Australia's largest city, southwestern Sydney, on Sundays. Heavy rains and damaging winds struck the east coast, threatening floods in the areas beaten in March.
The Meteorological Bureau has warned that heavy rains can cause flash floods and landslides along the East Coast region from Newcastle to Batemans Bay in New South Wales. Rain is expected to intensify in the next two days.
"We are facing dangers in many ways, including flash floods, river floods, and coastal erosion," said Steph Cook, Minister of Emergency Services in New South Wales. Said in the media briefing of.
She urged people to rethink their vacation trips, and stormy weather struck at the beginning of school vacations.
"This is a life-threatening emergency," Cook said.
More than 200 millimeters (8 inches) of rain has fallen in many areas, as much as 350 mm, warning of the danger of flooding along the Nepian River, the Meteorological Department said.
Heavy rains spilled Sydney's main dam overnight, water officials said, adding that modeling showed that the spill was comparable to the massive spill at Waragamba Dam in March 2021. ..
"There is no room for water in the dam. They are starting to spill. The river is flowing very fast and very dangerous. And depending on where it rains. Is at risk of flash floods, "said Carlene York, State Emergency Services Commissioner.
Over the past day, 29 people have been rescued from the flood. This includes those who had a hard time getting to the pole and hung on the pole for an hour.
The Australian government has provided the state with an army of 100 people helping sandbags and two helicopters to help rescue, Defense Minister Richard Mars said in Sky News. (Report by Sonali Paul, edited by David Gregorio and Jonathan Oatis)