Flood crisis: Thousands told to evacuate across south-western Sydney


Tens of thousands of residents across south-western Sydney have been told to evacuate immediately due to flooding concerns, ABC News reports.

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued evacuation orders for the following locations: Chipping Norton, Georges Hall, Picnic Point, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point and parts of Lansvale, Holsworthy, Milperra, Moorebank and Warwick Farm.

“If you remain in the area you may be trapped without power, water and other essential services and it may be too dangerous to rescue you,” the evacuation order said.

Evacuation orders were also issued for parts of Camden, with residents in some areas told to leave by 9pm on Monday night and others advised to be out by midnight at the latest.

READ MORE: Flood crisis: Thousands of Sydney residents ordered to evacuate.

Camden, in south-west Sydney, overnight Tuesday. Photo: Nine.

The SES said conditions are expected to remain dangerous today in areas including the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra and South Coast.

More than 150 schools remain closed, including St Euphemia College in Bankstown, due to the intense flooding.

The latest closures and evacuation orders come as a new east coast low bears down on NSW.

The weather bureau has warned of more heavy rain, flooding and possible landslides for large parts of coastal NSW and inland as far as the Blue Mountains.

Meanwhile, NSW Police are also calling for public assistance after a car, belonging to a mother and adult son, was found in a stormwater canal in Sydney’s west.

READ MORE: Flood crisis: Rescues in northern NSW resume, Queenslanders wait for waters to recede.

Source: ABC News.




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