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.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Honour your Greek mum this Mother’s Day on the National Monument to Migration

Honour your Greek mum this Mother’s Day on the National Monument to Migration. Find out how to register their name here.

Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW hold moving ceremony to honour Battle of Vevi fighters

The Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW held a moving ceremony at Hyde Park in Sydney to honour the Battle of Vevi fighters.

Professors Vrasidas Karalis and Mark Byron give talk in Sydney on Lord Byron and Greece

Talk was held on April 18 as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney honouring the contributions of Lord Byron to poetry and philanthropy.

Cretan and Pontian dance groups unite at Sydney concert

For the first time ever, Cretan and Pontian dance groups performed together at a Sydney concert. Read more here.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney’s book club honours bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death

The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney's book club honoured the bicentenary of poet Lord Byron's death on Saturday, April 20.

You May Also Like

5 fast facts about the Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is a waterway that crosses the narrow isthmus of Corinth to link the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf.

Secretary General for Greeks Abroad congratulates Steve Dimopoulos MP on recent appointment

Greece’s SG for Greeks Abroad, John Chrysoulakis, has sent a letter of congratulations to Steve Dimopoulos MP on his appointment.

Cyprus President vows to make migrant camp conditions on the island ‘more humane’

Cyprus needs to improve its policies in order to be 'more humane' when accommodating migrant refugees, President Nicos Anastasiades said.