A huge number of Greater Sydney residents have been warned to be prepared for a grueling “24-48 hours” as the east coast of Australia is ravaged by torrential rains and the flooding crisis becomes deadly.
A minimum of 150mm rainfall is predicted to be poured all over Sydney on Tuesday, with residents of suburbs situated in the city’s south and south-east south-west ordered to leave.
Director of the Bureau of Meteorology Dean Narmore today warned of the possibility of flooding that is predicted across all of the coastlines from Queensland all the way to the Victorian border.
Mr. Narramore claimed that the quantity of rainfall was already higher than the previous week’s ‘rain blast and is now approaching the levels seen during the floods of March last year.
‘(There’s an) hard 24-hour or even 48 hours to come according to him. If the rain doesn’t end on Wednesday and Thursday and continues through Friday, there’s still plenty of water flowing through the rivers.’
Winds that are strong enough to knock down power lines and even rip trees down are expected to create more chaos.
Two bodies thought to be those of Hemalathasolhyr’s mother Satchithanantham and her son, 34, Bramoothand were found close to the spot where a vehicle had been left in the stormwater channel in the west of Sydney.
Authorities are asking for public assistance in locating Hemalathasolhyr, who is 67, Satchithanantham (left) as well as her son, 34, Bramooth (right) in the wake of their Mazda 3 was found in a canal for stormwater in Sydney’s west on Monday.
Director of the Bureau of Meteorology Dean Narramore warned there was more to come in the form of floods ranging from minor to massive taking place all the way from Queensland through the Victorian border in the already saturated state.
The previous day, NSW Police put out an appeal to find out the whereabouts of the couple following the discovery of the vehicle Mazda 3 was found in the Cooper Creek stormwater canal in Wentworthville around 4 pm on Monday.
The bodies are still to be identified, some sources say that the couple is missing mother and son.
The NSW State Emergency Service has issued urgent evacuation orders for a range of suburbs that include Chipping Norton, Georges Hall, and portions of Holsworthy, Lansvale, and Milperra.
Other areas that are being advised to evacuate right away include areas of Moorebank as well as areas of Warwick Farm, Picnic Point, Pleasure Point, and Sandy Point.
If you are left in the area, you could be left without water, power, or other vital services, and it could be risky to help yourself,’ the directive declares.
The SES has forecast even more torrential rain for Tuesday. This can cause hazardous conditions for areas like the Mid-North Coast, Sydney, Hunter, South Coast, and Illawarra.
Camden in the southwest of Sydney has been particularly hard-hit by the massive flooding, with homes and businesses being submerged two times in just one week.
State Emergency Service volunteers launch an inflatable rescue vessel in Camden in the south-west of Sydney, as the area is overwhelmed by massive floodwaters
Many thousands of Sydneysiders are being advised to be prepared for a grueling 24 hours ahead, as the city is swarmed by the incessant rain and floodwaters that are threatening homes and livelihoods (pictured the flood waters in Petersham)
At least 150mm of rainfall is expected to fall across Sydney today, and residents living in the city’s south and southeast are being urged to leave their homes as soon as the water levels continue to increase (pictured the flood-hit fuel station near Camden this Tuesday)
The heavy rain caused flash flooding, and the river’s height increases overnight in these areas additional heavy rainfall flash flooding, flash flooding, and river rises could occur today according to the report around 5 am on Tuesday.
Strong winds are predicted which could cause trees or powerlines to break. Also, landslides could occur that could cause roads to be blocked.’
NSW State Emergency Service Commissioner Carlene York said that the most important areas of concern in NSW include Kempsey, Cookie, the Georges and Hawkesbury Nepean Rivers, Shoalhaven, St Georges Basin, and Sussex Inlet.
Incredible views from Sydney’s key M5 motorway were seen as cars drove through water that was ankle-deep, and flooded waters overnight, causing the tunnel to be shut to eastbound traffic from Mascot between Mascot and Beverley Hills. `
Residents of 10 low-lying streets located in Sussex Inlet have been ordered to leave by 12pm on Tuesday due to rising flood waters within the St Georges basin.
It’s happening as catastrophic rains pound down on the coastal regions of NSW forecasters are predicting massive, intense rain and damaging winds coming soon.
Sydney commuters have been advised to stay clear of all travel that is not essential during wet or wild conditions. They are also advised to avoid the city’s rail network completely.
Residents living in certain areas of Camden (pictured) have been warned to leave their homes at 9 pm on Monday to avoid risk being at risk, while other Camden citizens were told to wait until midnight to leave their homes.
Sydney, Liverpool, and Terrey Hills could get 50-80 millimeters of rain by Tuesday (pictured the property that is flooded in Camden located 65km away from Sydney’s CBD)
Camden is now under an extreme thunderstorm warning that includes “intense rainfall” that has left properties and businesses flooding due to the unending rains over the region
Within the 24 hours that ended at 2 pm on Monday, NSW SES had received more than 1290 requests for assistance and had completed more than 25 emergency flood rescues (pictured as an aerial view of the flooded Camden)
FLOOD EVACUATION ORDERS:
- Parts of CAMDEN: Peter Avenue between Onslow Avenue and Belgenny Avenue -Cawder Road between Bearsden Street and Murray Street.
- Parts of Emu Plains
- Parts of Mulgoa
- Picton CBD
- Sandy Point
- Pleasure Point
- Picnic Point
- Parts of Milperra
- Georges Hall
- East Hills
- Chipping Norton
- Parts of Warwick Farm
- Parts of Lansvale
- Lower-lying parts of Sussex Inlet
Full details are available at SES NSW.
The wind is expected to be a major cause of damage. 90km/h are expected to hit the Sydney metropolitan region as well as the Illawarra and people who live along the coast.
Certain areas in between Sydney as well as Ulladulla on the South Coast have received 100mm to 200mm of rainfall from 9 am on Monday.
But, as a welcome sign for those living in the Mid-North Coast and the Hunter region, it appears to be easing at least for the moment.
Secretary of the Emergency Service Carlene York has said that there are around 60,000 people affected by flood warnings. There were also around 800 who were relying on emergency shelters.
The SES conducted 100 flood rescues over the 24 hours from 6:30 am Monday morning and was able to respond to 2400 calls to help.
State Emergency Service Assistant Commissioner Sean Kearns said it had been a very busy night for emergency services.
“We’d like to advise the public to heed the advice from the bureau and stay clear of unnecessary travel in the future, commissioner Kearns spoke to The Today Show on Channel Nine. Today Show the previous Tuesday.
Transport for NSW told those going to work or to school to prepare themselves for the worst. Allow plenty of time to prepare for delays.
Ferry services were interrupted by large swells and delays in bus services because of large road closures as well as flooding damage.
“Avoid travel that isn’t essential, and, if you need to access the network, prepare ahead and allow plenty of time for travel in mind,’ the tweet posted at 6 am advising.
The impacts will persist through the remainder of the week, as we conduct thorough inspections to make sure the railway network is safe for both customers and trains’.
The catastrophic wet weather has devastated Sydney and the coastal regions of NSW and forecasters predict Tuesday will be a major crisis point when a new low threatens the east. Photo: Petersham in Sydney’s inner-west
Transport for NSW told those who are headed to work or school to be prepared for the worst. Leave plenty of time to avoid delays on the roads and stay clear of trains (pictured walking the pedestrians of Brisbane)
The Bureau of Meteorology issued an extreme weather alert for the whole area of Sydney on Tuesday. The unending rain falls across the southwest and south
At at least 20 of the major roadways shut on Monday night when Sydney and its surrounding areas were struck by a severe downpour.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued an important warning to motorists everywhere.
The road is slippery and flooded, and reduced visibility during the rain can create dangerous driving conditions on Tuesday across all suburbs the report said. The motorists are advised to use very careful caution.’
In an effort to reduce congestion in cities, Transport for NSW has opened the T2 and T3 transit lanes to public use from midnight until Friday.
The Blue Mountains train line was closed on Monday after the constant rain resulted in a catastrophic landslide.
BoM is warning that the new low is likely to cause more storms on Tuesday, with rain reaching up to 200mm, causing fears about flash flooding in several locations along the coast, and in the city of Sydney.
On the morning of Tuesday, there are 25 flood warnings in effect, including major alerts on the Georges River, Hawkesbury Nepean Valley, Colo River, St Georges Basin, Hunter River, Wollombi Brook, and Macleay River.
The Georges River peaked on Tuesday morning, and it reaching the Nepean River at Menangle Bridge was forecast to exceed 16 meters by 3 am on Tuesday. This was just a few yards higher than the maximum mark of 12.2 meters.
The Nepean was forecast to be above moderate levels in Camden Weir and Wallacia Weir over the course of the night on Monday.
It is reported that the Hawkesbury River and North Richmond had major flooding Monday night, and similar events are expected in Penrith, Windsor, and downstream.
THE LATEST ON THE NSW FLOOD EMERGENCY:
— NSW Police have appealed for the public’s help in finding an adult mother and son following the discovery of the Mazda 3 was found in the Cooper Creek stormwater canal in Wentworthville on Monday afternoon.
The SES has issued evacuation orders for Chipping Norton, Georges Hall, and portions of Holsworthy, Lansvale, and Milperra.
Other suburbs ordered to leave include areas of Moorebank as well as portions of Warwick Farm, Picnic Point, Pleasure Point, and Sandy Point.
Residents in certain parts of Camden were advised to leave their homes at 9 pm Monday night, while others were asked to leave before midnight.
— BoM confirmed that they believe the Georges River in south Sydney may be flooded on Tuesday, the Nepean River near the Menangle Bridge is expected to exceed 16 meters at 3 am.
The SES has warned that heavy rains that could cause hazardous circumstances in Mid North Coast, Sydney, Hunter, South Coast, and Illawarra
Residents living in Picton’s CBD as well as areas of Emu Plains and Mulgoa have been advised to leave
Residents of the Hawkesbury Nepean region are being warned not to return to their homes when they’ve been evacuated
— Transport for NSW has urged commuters going to school or work to be prepared for the worst. Expect delays and avoid the rail system
— NSW SES Commissioner Carlene York declared that the state was facing an extremely serious incident on Monday night and into Tuesday.
As of the early hours of Tuesday, there were at least 54 evacuation orders in effect and 12 evacuation alerts in the state.
BoM warns that another low is likely to cause more storms on Tuesday, with the possibility of rainfall up to 200mm, causing fears for flash floods (pictured the flooding Sydney supermarket)
Park Street, Petersham is being spotted submerged on Tuesday night, after an intense downpour hit Sydney
The Colo River at Putty Road has also reached its highest level of flooding, and officials expect that the river will increase on Tuesday.
Residents living in Picton’s CBD and areas of Emu Plains and Mulgoa have been advised to plan for evacuation along with those living who live in the Hawkesbury Nepean region. not to return home once they’ve been evacuated.
Terrey Hills Sydney along with Liverpool may be inundated by 50-80mm of rain by Tuesday. Campbelltown could get 60-90mm, and Richmond 70-120mm.
The rain could cause rapid river level rises as well as extremely deep and risky flooding the weather bureau warned.
The SES has advised anyone living near the ‘river, creek or stream’ within the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, or South Coast to be ‘ready to act.’
Residents of these areas are also advised to stay away from beaches due to the strong southerly winds, and massive swells can cause havoc on the beaches.
As the low-pressure system evolves into an East Coast low and shifts offshore on Tuesday “very massive surf’ is expected to continue until at least Thursday.
The conditions at the beach in these areas could be risky and visitors should avoid the surf and exposed areas The bureau has advised.
The State Secretary of Emergency Carlene York announced that authorities would be keeping a close watch on the swelling Hawkesbury River in the coming days. The Georges River peaked on Tuesday morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that a new low is likely to result in intense rain and storms that could total up to 200mm. Image the flooding in Petersham in Sydney’s west.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that a new low is likely to cause severe storms and heavy rainfall on Tuesday. It is possible that the amount be as high as 200mm, causing concerns about flash flooding in a variety of areas along the coast as well as within the city of Sydney
The SES has warned that strong storms and heavy rains will continue through Tuesday morning. (Pictured: A torrent of rain is sweeping through a house in Rhodes)
A large number of residents have been forced out of their homes by the severe weather. residents of Camden in Sydney’s southwest were told to leave at 11.59 pm otherwise they be at risk of being shut off.
Residents living in East Hills, southwest of the CBD were instructed to leave by 2:30 am. low-lying homes in Croki near Taree were forced to leave by 9:15 pm on Monday.
Local flooding caused submerged streets throughout Sydney’s inner west, which included Potts Point, Surry Hills, Newtown, and Petersham. It was also a road that was submerged in Camden, Bankstown, and Liverpool which resembled rivers.
The footage was shocking showing a number of vehicles trying to get through the flooded streets of Milperra.
A taxi was submerged by the flood with its hazard lights illuminated as other vehicles appeared to be stuck in the water that was brown.
Around 83mm of rain fell on Marrickville during the period of 2 hours from 10.45 pm on Monday. the rain fell 81mm on Kentlyn during the two hours up to 10 pm and 86mm fell at Lucas Heights in the 2 hours from 9.30 pm.
Local flooding has submerged streets throughout the inner-west of Sydney, which includes Potts Point, Surry Hills, Newtown, and Petersham. The street is in Newtown
A number of suburbs in Syndey were hit by floods the water was evident to be rising from the surface in Potts Point
A road within Sydney’s Newtown was flooded on Monday night, as severe thunderstorm warnings with “intense rainfall” was issued for the city and its surroundings
In Hurstville In Hurstville, shocking footage revealed the roof at an Aldi store falling because of the heavy rain.
The ceiling of one of the corners of the store’s back wall shattered on Monday and caused minor damage to the store and its inventory. Fortunately, no injuries to employees or customers.
Daily Mail Australia understands the Hurstville Aldi will reopen on Wednesday.
On Monday night On Monday night, the SES issued evacuation orders for areas in Camden in Sydney’s southwest by 9 pm.
A new alert has warned people living in the areas of Camden that they must wait till 11.59 pm on Monday, or risk being cut off if the flood waters rise to 10.3 meters at Camden Weir.
Residents living in the south-coast communities in Sussex Inlet and St Georges Basin were also advised to get ready for evacuation.
Residents from Sydney’s Inner-West experienced local flooding on Monday night with shocking images of the streets of Camden and Bankstown submerged. Image: A street that is flooded in Milperra
The roads of Bankstown looked like rivers following floods caused by Sydney’s southern region
Elizabeth Drive, Liverpool is in complete chaos as cars are stuck at a stop
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned people living in Sydney along with northern NSW to be ready for flash flooding starting on the weekend until Tuesday when an east coast storm moves into. from left to right the three major weather models forecasters employ show Sydney as well as the southern coast are likely to be swarmed by more than 100mm of rainfall.
The SES has been warned that routes in Sussex Inlet may become inaccessible because of the dangerous weather.
In the region of Sydney, The wet weather has led to the possibility of landslides as well as shifting the earth.
Residents of Sydney along with the Blue Mountains have been warned about the possibility of deadly landslides. Many have already caused trees, mud and other vegetation to fall on roads.
Some landslides were observed in Emu Heights and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
The footage that was released by Fire and Rescue shows a road that was cut off because of a landslide.
The government has issued warnings about the danger of landslides occurring in Sydney and in the Blue Mountains
Some landslides were noted near Emu Heights and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains
Within Northern NSW, flooding has been destroying suburbs close to the coast.
A viral video that was recently uploaded on Reddit is raging floodwaters that surround Murwillumbah. Murwillumbah cut into the landscape, bringing with them the remains of gum trees, boulders as well as other harmful debris.
The floods are said to have caused damage to homes and the local infrastructure in the region.
The harsh conditions are expected to improve on Wednesday, as the sun is expected to come back.
Intense flooding continued to flood Coraki 30km to the south of Lismore on Monday.
The NSW Premier has apologized to the flood-ravaged communities.
Dominic Perrottet said sorry to thousands of people from his Northern Rivers district, whose homes and businesses were destroyed after towns such as Lismore as well as Ballina were submerged by floodwaters this week.
The floodwaters surrounded a tiny paddock of a farm with just one tractor in Coraki on Monday, as residents are preparing for another flash flood
The aerial photos show homes that were submerged by the flood waters within Coraki on Monday, as the BoM warns that more flashing flooding is coming.
Coraki’s roads Coraki were submerged Monday as residents are preparing for another round of heavy rain.
A large portion of the northwestern NSW town of Coraki was still inundated on Monday. More rain is predicted for the coming days.
A lot of people were saved by other citizens. Many have struggled since to obtain basic necessities like water, food, fuel, phone ATMs, the internet, and medical equipment.
“I’m so regretful … however, we’re doing all that we can,’ Perrottet told Nine Network from Lismore.
“Some of those areas may be able to look back and say that it could have been better however … We’re doing everything we can to ensure assistance and care to those in need to get the essential items into the country,’ he added.
The emergency response will have to be reviewed by the emergency response, stated.
Six people have died in floods in NSW including four people in Lismore.
The Australian Defence Force is helping with the huge clean-up effort with 512 soldiers working on the ground in NSW.
About 5000 people will be assigned tasks or made available to NSW and Queensland during this week since 2010 is in the field in both states according to the ADF stated.
The Australian Defence Force is helping with the enormous clean-up, by deploying 512 troops at the scene in NSW
A soldier assists with the cleanup efforts at Lismore while residents get ready for further flash flooding.
‘We’re getting supplies in. We’re getting food in the form of Mr. Perrottet,’ he said.
Nearly 2,000 of the 3500 homes surveyed so far are within Northern Rivers. Northern Rivers are no longer suitable for occupancy, making it more important for short-term and medium-term accommodations.
Telstra on Monday stated that it had restored around 80 percent of mobile coverage in communities located situated in north NSW and 75 percent of landline connections.
Some areas were still inaccessible due to ongoing flooding, road damage, or the lack of power which is affecting the work of about 1,000 technicians.
Nearly 2,000 of the 3500 homes that have been assessed to date from the Northern Rivers are no longer habitable, resulting in a greater necessity for medium-term and short-term housing
Northern NSW communities comprised of Kingscliff, Main Arm, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Tucabia, Uki, and Wooli are among the communities that have difficulties with communications.
The State Emergency Service had another emergency call of 550 and conducted 9 flood-related rescues.
SES Deputy Commissioner Daniel Austin says volunteers are eager for what the Monday holds.
We’re definitely on alert all the way from up to Mid-North Coast down into the Shoalhaven,’ he said on the Nine Network.
We are monitoring extremely close several captures … within Hawkesbury as well as the Central Coast and places.
“The water hasn’t receded yet. We’re going to see further flooding in addition to what we’ve already witnessed.’
An Australian Defence Force soldier helps to clean up debris from the floods of a house in Lismore
The possibility of flooding returning is in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley, and significant flooding continues to affect the Upper Nepean, Nepean, Hawkesbury, and Colo Rivers, the SES announced on Monday.
Rainfalls on Tuesday could push on the Nepean River at Penrith over six meters, which could cause minor flooding.
Significant flooding is also occurring in North Richmond and is likely to take place near Putty Road as the Colo River is expected to rise to 10.7 meters on Monday night, and will continue to grow to 11.5 meters by Tuesday.
Rain is creating significant delays to travel, with the possibility of cancellations on the majority of Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink Intercity, and Regional trains. Drivers and train services are being asked to avoid the roads unless absolutely necessary.
What are the predictions for the coming week?
Tuesday Sunny Min 19 Max 34
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, Min 21 Max 35
Thursday Sunny Min 21 Max 37
Tuesday is Partly cloudy and partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 24
Wednesday Partly cloudy and cloudy. Min 13 Max 25
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 15 Max 26
Tuesday Cloudy Min 16 Max 21
Wednesday Partly cloudy and cloudy. Min 15 Max 22
Thursday Partly cloudy, Min 13 Max 22
Tuesday Cloudy Min 13 Max 17
Wednesday Cloudy Min 11 Max 18
Thursday Partly cloudy, Min 11 Max 19
Tuesday is mostly sunny, Min 22 Max 34
Tuesday Shower, or two Chance of storms Min 23 Maximum 32
Thursday Shower or two Min 22 Max 27
Tuesday Shower or two Min 15 Max 20
Wednesday Partly cloudy, Min 12 Max 23
Thursday Partly cloudy and cloudy. Min 9. Max 23
Tuesday Rain Possible heavy falls Min 21 Max 23
Wednesday Shower or two Min 17 Max 24
Thursday Partly cloudy, Min 16 Max 23
Tuesday is mostly sunny with a high of 22 degrees. Max 34
Tuesday Showers or two storms could be possible Min. 23, Max. 32
Thursday: Shower or two Min 22 Max 27
Tuesday – Shower or storm possible Min 27 Maximum 33
Tuesday Shower, or perhaps two, possibly storms Min 26 Maximum 33
Wednesday Shower, or perhaps two – Possible storms Min 26 Maximum 33