Sydney braces for major storm

Sydney, Liverpool and Terrey Hills could be hit with 50 to 80 millimetres of rain on Tuesday (pictured, a flooded property in Camden, 65km from Sydney's CBD)

Important Takeaways:

  • Chilling footage shows water filling Sydney’s busiest tollway tunnel as two bodies are pulled from floodwaters – and tens of thousands are told to evacuate as unprecedented rain event floods the city and surrounds
  • Greater Sydney warned of grim 24 hours ahead
  • ‘Strong winds are expected which could cause trees and powerlines to fall. Landslides are also possible, which could block roads.’
  • Sydney commuters have been told to avoid all non-essential travel in the face of wet and wild conditions and ditch the city’s rail network entirely.
  • Many had to be rescued by fellow citizens and have since struggled to access basics such as food, water, power, fuel, phones, ATMs, the internet and medical supplies.
  • Around 2,000 of the 3,500 homes assessed so far in the Northern Rivers are no longer habitable, increasing the need for short-term and medium-to-long-term accommodation.

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