Thousands of Sydney residents were called to evacuate their homes on Monday, on the third day of torrential rains as flooded rivers submerged swaths of land and torrents of water escaped from the main dam in the Australia’s largest metropolis.
“The ground is saturated, the rivers are flowing fast, the dams are overflowing,” said Carlene York, a state emergency services official.
More than 30,000 residents must evacuate
Around 32,000 people have been issued an evacuation order or warning in New South Wales state, emergency services said.
On Monday, emergency services said they had assisted more than 80 people since the previous evening.
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