Thought The Rain Was Over? Think Again…
We have been absolutely FLOGGED with the rain over the past week, and yesterday we were blessed with a perfect sunshine-y day.
Everyone sighed with collective relief. But, it seems it was slightly premature.
Reports are rolling in that residents of NSW north and mid north coastal regions are being warned to prepare for potential flooding as the heavy rains shows no signs of easing.
A severe weather warning for the HEAVY rainfall for the next 48 hours has been issued by the weather bureau and the SES says unfortunately, the worst is yet to come.
Up to a whopping 200mm may fall in parts of the Northern Rivers district over the next two days and some catchments may receive higher.
The area has already been drenched with in excess of 100mm over the weekend. Heavy rain and thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding in the Northern Rivers and northern parts of the mid north coast, it said.
But Sydney and the west were hit the hardest since the wild weather started on Wednesday morning, with the SES responding to over 300 calls for help.
“Sydney has copped the most of it, especially Blacktown, The Hills and the Central Coast. We have had 350 jobs since Thursday to mostly those Sydney areas and a handful up in Lismore,” NSW SES spokesperson Becky Gollings said.
Source: Daily Telegraph