(ANSA) – ROME, March 21 – Sydney authorities have ordered evacuation of other parts of the Australian capital due to dangerous flooding risks as torrential rains continue to hit New South Wales state.
The BBC reported that the state’s Prime Minister, Gladys Bergiklian, spoke today, during a press conference, about the unrest that occurs “once every 100 years,” referring to the situation along the north-central coast of the state. Yesterday, the Warragamba Dam – Sydney’s main water reservoir – began to surplus for the first time in many years.
Dozens of people have been rescued from their homes in the past few hours due to the floods, and Bergiklian has warned that thousands more could be evacuated in Sydney.
Meanwhile, the country’s Civil Protection announced that schools in affected areas will remain closed tomorrow and called on residents to work from home.
Over the next 12 hours, up to 100 mm of rain is expected over Sydney and up to 300 mm in the Lower Blue Mountains, west of the city. The bad weather, according to the forecast, is expected to continue until late next week. (handle).
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