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More Residents of Australia's Largest Cities Threatened by Flash Floods

More inhabitants of Australia's largest cities evacuate or prepare to evacuate their homes on another day of the flood caused by heavy rains I was told.

On Tuesday, emergency authorities issued evacuation orders and warnings on Tuesday to 50,000 residents of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. This is an increase from 32,000 inhabitants on Monday. Heavy rain cells caused heavy rains for several days, flooding dams and rivers, flooding roads and flooding hundreds of homes in and around Sydney. Rescuers rescued people trapped in their homes and cars stuck on flooded roads several times overnight.

New South Wales Prime Minister Dominic Perrott urged residents not to be self-satisfied on Tuesday. "This event isn't over yet," he told reporters.

A building is inundated with water at Richmond on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, on July 5, 2022. Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia’s largest city in a flood emergency that was threatening 50,000 people, officials said.
In Richmond, a suburb of Sydney, buildings are flooded with water. .. Australia, July 5, 2022. Hundreds of homes were flooded in and around Australia's largest city in a flood emergency that threatened 50,000 people, officials said.

The state of New South Wales has declared natural disasters in 23 regions throughout the state and has approved financial support for affected residents.

The storm has made a complex effort to tow a cargo ship drifting from the Sydney coast since the power outage on Monday. Attempts to tow the ship and its 21 crew members failed when strong winds and huge waves disrupted the towing line.

Sydney has faced its fourth major flood since March 2021, causing billions of dollars in damage.

People paddle through a flooded street at Windsor on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, on July 5, 2022.
People row on the flooded streets of Windsor on the outskirts of Sydney. is. Australia, July 5, 2022.

Some information in this report is available at Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse