World news – Gladys Berejiklian on bad weather in New South Wales


Houses and streets were submerged and hundreds of people rescued from the floods as Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, saw heavy rain on Sunday.

Cities across the region have seen record rainfall in the past few days which led to river banks bursting and dams overflowing.

New South Wales State Emergency Services responded to 640 calls for help on Saturday night, including 66 for flood rescue.

New South Wales Prime Minister, Gladys Berejiklian said hundreds of people were rescued from the waters.

Evacuation orders have been issued in several locations on the north-central coast in the northeast of the state, which, according to Berejiklian, saw an event of 100 years on the north-central coast, the conditions definitely stop so that the precipitation continues in the parts already affected. “

Berejiklian also said that parts of west Sydney will be hit by a weather event in 50 years. Some places have registered more than 300 millimeters of rain since Friday morning, breaking records.

The Warragamba Dam west of Sydney overflowed on Sunday. So far, 13 evacuation centers have opened across the state.

More evacuations are expected as the bad weather is expected to last through the middle of the week.

Local authorities urge people not to drive through flooded areas, since they could easily be swept away by the strong currents.

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