Trees down, streets underwater as Sydney cops more heavy rain

Sydney homeowner Rosalie will need a complete renovation after a tree tore apart the home when waterlogged ground gave way beneath it.

This comes after heavy rain lead to flash flooding around parts of the city, including Windsor, Penrith, Richmond and Narrabeen.

Owner Rosalie, 81, said the only warning she got before a tree crashed onto her house was a clap of thunder and a bolt of lightning.

Rosalie was at home cooking when a tree crashed onto her house in Sydney. (Today)
The 81-year-old Sydney woman was on the other side was protected by a wall as the tree fell.
The 81-year-old Sydney woman was on the other side was protected by a wall as the tree fell. (Today)

“After forty odd years I’m going to have a new kitchen,” she said.

“It’s the best thing that could come of this.”

NSW SES crews have arrived to begin the clean-up at Rosalie’s home, which is just one impacted by an “unpredictable” low pressure system.

Over the past 24 hours from 9am Monday – Tuesday, Sydney recorded 53.6mm of rain.

NSW State Emergency Service said more than 90 jobs have been reported and more than three swiftwater rescues have taken place since yesterday.

Flash flooding has occured in various areas across Sydney, including Penrith, and Londonderry.
Flash flooding has occured in various areas across Sydney, including Penrith, and Londonderry. (Penrith NSW State Emergency Service )
Flash flooding in Londonderry on March 29, 2022.
Flash flooding in Londonderry on March 29, 2022. (9News)

Wakehurst Parkway in Sydney’s north is currently closed in both directions due to flooding, as is Oxford Falls Road between Wakehurst Parkway and Aroona Road.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast a further 20 – 30 mm of rain today, with flash flooding expected to continue.

Heavy traffic in Waverley as wet weather continues across the state on 29 March, 2022.
Heavy traffic in Waverley as wet weather continues across the state on 29 March, 2022. (Brook Mitchell)

The rain is expected to stick around until at least Wednesday as the system pushes down from southeast Queensland.

Road broken in half by floodwaters

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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