Published: 05:39 GMT March 21, 2021 | Updated: 05:49 GMT, March 21, 2021
Children and adults are walking into flooded streets, parks and reserves and turning them into makeshift slip-and-slide swimming pools.
There were shots of locals who Making the most of a bad situation by splashing in the puddles
University of New South Wales students set up a makeshift pool on a flooded campus lawn.
Some held swimming competitions while others danced in the rain – knee-deep in the murky brown water.
In Newcastle, young children were seen sliding down a makeshift ramp in a washed-out park.
University of New South Wales students erecting a makeshift swimming pool on a flooded campus lawn
Meanwhile seen young children in Newcastle sliding down a makeshift ramp in a washed-out park.
The boys were covered in mud from head to toe when they came down the ramp with their belly first.
Sydney’s Centennial Parklands were so flooded on Sunday morning that adults could swim laps through the area.
The video shows a woman freestyle through the muddy Water played while others watched in shock.
The boys were covered from head to toe in mud when they came up the ramp with their stomach first.
Some held swimming competitions while others danced in the rain – knee-deep in murky brown water
New South Wales Prime Minister Glayds Berejiklian said the north central New South Wales coast, worst hit on Saturday and overnight, is seeing a storm in a century while the regions have not seen such heavy rainfall in western Sydney in 50 years.
‘We were hoping it would only be one event in 20 years. It looks like there will actually be an event in 50 years, « Ms. Berejiklian said on Sunday about the conditions in the Hawkesbury Valley.
The emergency services have the Hawkesbury Valley and western Sydney as the zones for the coming days identified with the highest risk. Ms. Berejiklian reckoned that 4,000 houses in the area could be evacuated.
« It’s the persistent rain, the fact that the weather event has set, it’s not moving, » she said.
The Boys were covered in mud from head to toe when they came up the ramp with their belly first.
“We cannot underestimate the ferocity of these weather conditions. We went from extreme bushfire to extreme flood. ‘
Parents in the hardest hit regions are likely to have to keep their children away from school tomorrow and staff are encouraged to work from home if possible.
David Elliott, Minister for Police and Emergency Services , explained 74 flood rescues that took place overnight – including many where people “unnecessarily” put themselves in danger.
« This is the wrong time of year to take risks … with the damage that is happening across the road network the likelihood of death increasing … « I am appalled to believe that unnecessary flood rescues are taking place. ‘
Head of State Gladys Berejiklian held an emergency conference on Sunday to ask residents to play it safe and reiterate how “serious and difficult this weather is”.
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