A man has died and thousands of people have been told to evacuate their homes amid torrential rain and flash flooding in Australia’s largest city, Sydney.
Reports say roads have been cut off with eighteen evacuation orders in Western Sydney alone and warnings of more to come.
The area was hit by flash flooding in March, killing twenty people.
The Bureau of Metrorology said up to three hundred and fifty minimeters of rain had hit certain areas, risking flooding along the Nepean River.
Sydney’s main dam had also started to spill overnight, a further concern for the authorities.