Thousands of people inside SydneyAustralia received orders to evacuate their homes due this Sunday Light rain And this flood Recorded on the outskirts of the city in the last few hours.
According to officials, several paths were blocked And at least 18 evacuation orders were issued in western Sydney, an area already hit by a severe flood last March. 20 people died.
It is a A life-threatening emergency“said Stephanie Cooke, New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services.
Flood, taken into account Bad weather For the next few days, they predicted, “they will have a rapid evolution” so the people to be had “Ready to leave anytime”The officer pointed out.
In that framework, he asked residents to consider the 500-kilometer stretch of Australia’s east coast north and south of Sydney. Cancel school holiday trips Due to the weather.
Over the past 24 hours, emergency services have been heavily involved 29 Flood Relief And requested over 1,400 times.
Australia has recently been hit by deadly bushfires, coral bleaching events in the Great Barrier Reef and increasingly common and intense flooding. According to experts, this is an effect Climate change.
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