SES issues flood warnings in Sydney metro areas

By Joey Zhou and Madison Brown

The east coast of Australia has been affected by torrential rain in the past ten days, with rainfall in many Sydney suburbs exceeding 100mm.  

This month’s potential downpour is set to break 30-year-old measurement records, with flash flooding and horrific weather around the city.  

Flooding on local roads has made travel dangerous, with the SES issuing warnings to be cautious. More than 1100 calls for help were received over the past two days, many due to property damage including leaking roofs, and flood rescue. 

The SES is urging people to travel only if necessary, and to avoid flooded areas at all costs as flood rescues can be easily avoided. 

The Parramatta River, riddled with flood debris, swelled to such a degree that ferry services have been suspended between Paramatta and Sydney Olympic Park until further notice. 

The storm brought severe weather conditions to the heart of Sydney. High speed winds, torrential rain, thunder, and lightning affected all areas including Glenmore Park.

Featured image: Screenshot of rain on the Sydney radar, Bureau of Meteorology.

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