More than 18,000 residents across New South Wales were evacuated due to a major flooding event on the east coast of Australia, causing the state to be continuously inundated as experts warn the people regarding the heavy rainfall that is still about to come.
State authorities have already raised the entire coast under a severe weather warning. The unabating rains have also caused the rivers in the populous state of New South Wales to overflow.
As the flooding intensified over the weekend, this has caused widespread damage to the state’s roads, trees and houses, as well as triggered calls for mass evacuation.
“We need to brace ourselves, it will be a very difficult week,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a press release.
“Some communities who were battered by the bushfires are now being battered by the floods, and a deep drought prior to that,” Berejiklian said. “I don’t know any time in our states’ history when we’ve had these extreme weather conditions in such quick succession in the middle of a pandemic.”
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