Australian authorities want to evacuate thousands more from the flood-ravaged Sydney suburbs on Monday. As torrential rains are likely to continue for the next few days, they expect the worst floods in 60 years.
Rainfall in the last three days has caused rivers to flow into the densely populated New South Wales of Australia. This has caused major damage. Thousands of people have been evacuated earlier. “We will have to handle ourselves, it will be a very difficult week,” the state’s Prime Minister Gladys Berekiklian told reporters.
A year ago, officials in the same area faced drought and devastating wildfires. “I don’t know of any time in the history of the state, when we had extreme weather events so quickly in the midst of an epidemic,” Berejikilian said.
Sydney recorded the warmest day of the year on Sunday with about 111 millimeters of rain. In some areas on the northern coast of the state, there has been about 900 mm of rainfall in the last six days, which is more than three times the average in March. According to officials, around 18,000 people have been evacuated from the lower parts of New South Wales.
Large parts of the country’s east coast will receive heavy rainfall from Monday. According to officials, some areas in the western areas of Sydney have seen the highest floods since 1961. He expects the weather to be bad by Wednesday.
Large areas of New South Wales and neighboring Queensland are at serious risk of flooding.
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