The heaviest November rain in decades has fall on Sydney which has prompted flash-flooding, traffic chaos, and power cuts.
File photo: The region’s wettest November day since 1984 caused flash-flooding & chaos.
Two people also reportedly died by the storm. Heavy rainfall hit the city with one point received average one month shower in just two hours.
The stormy condition with winds of up to 90km/h (55mph) further triggered the dozens of vehicles to crash.
A teenage boy lost his life in a car accident on Wednesday morning in Thornleigh. In another incident, a state’s emergency service volunteer killed while two other police officers sustained injuries after getting hit by a fallen tree in a struggle to help motorists.
The stormy weather brought devastation for commuters in Sydney. Many transport services postponed even 130 flights delayed or canceled at the international airport.
According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, it was the wettest November day in the region since 1984. A forecaster Rob Taggart said: “The intensity of that rainfall was phenomenal – 91mm fell in 90 minutes”.
The biggest electricity network Ausgrid had caused the power failure to more than 8,000 customers around the Sydney area. More than 3,250 homes and businesses are still powerless.
The authorities have requested people to avoid traveling as commuting times experiences two main phases of the rainfall.
Assistant commissioner from police, Michael Corboy said: “We cannot stress enough that motorists should never attempt to drive through flood waters or cross flooded causeways”.
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