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Thousands were told to evacuate Sydney as heavy rains bring about "life-threatening emergencies"

Melbourne, AustraliaThousands of residents were hit by heavy and heavy rains on SundaySouthwest Sydney, Australia's largest city I was ordered to evacuate from. Wind damage to the east coast and the threat of flooding in the areas hit in March.

The Meteorological Bureau has warned of flash floods and heavy rains that could cause 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 currently facing multiple dangers.Flash floods, river floods, coastal erosion," said the Minister of Emergency Services in New South Wales. One Steph Cook said in a media briefing on television.

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 millimeters, warning of the danger of flooding along the Nepian River, the Meteorological Bureau said. rice field.

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. The dam is starting to spill. The river is very fast and very dangerous. And in some places where it rains, there is a risk of flash floods. "."

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.