Sydney, NSW brace for another day of rain, floods
Posted On April 6, 2022
New South Wales is bracing for another dangerous day of wild weather, after heavy rain fell yesterday and overnight along the coast.
In the past 24 hours, the SES has received 336 requests for assistance across Greater Sydney.
A Severe Weather Warning remains in place for metropolitan Sydney, along with the South Coast, Hunter region and the Central and Southern Tablelands.
Up to 100mm is set to fall while 140mm could fall in the coastal regions.
Multiple flood warnings remain in place across NSW, including in the Hawkesbury region and along the Georges River, where flooding damaged homes and cut off communities just weeks ago.
An evacuation warning is also issued for parts of Woronora and Bonnet Bay in the Sutherland Shire, with residents urged to prepare to evacuate.
There are major concerns for catchments in the city’s north-west and Hawkesbury Nepean, where the dams are full which could cause flooding.
Warragamba Dam, which is currently at 100 per cent capacity, is set to spill on Friday due to the incoming rain bomb.
The new rain “is not expected to produce riverine flooding instead it will be more localised flash flooding,” meteorologist Sarah Scully said.
Massive five-metre waves batter Sydney’s beaches