Australian city, Sydney braces for its worst flooding in decades as record rainfall causes its largest dam to overflow.
Heavy rains continue to batter Australia’s east coast, triggering floods that caused widespread devastation throughout the region.
Authorities issued flooding risk and evacuation warnings in about 12 areas in the state of New South Wales (NSW), of which Sydney is the capital, and warned of a potentially “life-threatening” situation in the region.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the heavy downpour is set to continue for the rest of Sunday in Sydney and throughout the state, with some areas expected to get up to 200mm (7.9 inches) of rain.
The extreme weather was affecting Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination to Sydney and throughout the state and disrupting the country’s plans to deliver the first vaccine doses to almost six million people during the next few weeks.
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