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Record-breaking rainfall leads to flooding in Sydney


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

10th Feb, 2020. 10:01 am
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The heaviest record-breaking rain has been recorded in the Australian city of Sydney in 30 years. Heavy showers of rain caused flooding as well as travel issues, forcing the residents to stay at homes.

The record-breaking rain has been recorded in the Australian city of Sydney in 30 years. Heavy showers of rain caused flooding as well as travel issues, forcing the residents to stay at homes.

The state weather agency said that over 391.6mm of rain has been recorded in the past four days. The agency has issued warnings of flash flooding.

Electricity supply has been disrupted in around 100,000 homes.

However, this record-breaking rain has extinguished bushfires in New South Wales.

The Gosper Mountain blaze, north-west of Sydney, had been “too big to put out”.

The Bureau of Meteorology said that fire-hit areas are likely to be more affected by flooding. Heavy flooding can carry a huge amount of wreckage.

Note that 31 fires are still burning in New South Wales, but they are not being considered dangerous.

Apart from that, heavy rain has also restocked water supplies in the affected area, which has been facing years of drought. The Warragamba Dam, which is a great source of water in Sydney, is 70% full. Before that, it was 42% full.

Emergency services have rescued at least 200people over the weekend in Sydney alone.

The extreme weather warning is now in place on the coast of NSW.

A spokesman for the State Emergency Services (SES) said, “Everywhere has been hit, it’s hard to pinpoint where it’s worst,”

Many people have injured due to aftermaths of rain, including four men who were present in the car that was crushed by a falling tree.

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