New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia, is facing severe flooding several decades later. Due to floods caused by heavy rains, the population of lakhs is forced to leave their homes. At the same time, the Meteorological Department has forecast rain in these areas for several days. The government has issued instructions to the people living in low-lying areas to vacate their houses immediately and move to safer areas.
The worst floods in the last 10 years
The New South Wales State Disaster Service responded to 640 calls for assistance on Saturday, of which 66 calls were made to evacuate safely. State premier Gladys Berejiklian said hundreds of people had been rescued. He said that such a disaster has come for the first time in nearly a hundred years and orders have been given to evacuate people from many places in the state’s Mid-North Coast.
Police evacuating people from a low-lying area
People living in some areas of Sydney city have also been affected by this flood. Local police and relief agencies are patrolling the entire flood-affected area. Local authorities are urging people not to go to the flood-affected areas.
Overflowing water from the dam
Water supply has also reached record levels in Warragamba Dam, which supplies water to the city of Sydney. It is being told that for the first time after 2016, water from this dam is overflowing. The Meteorological Department has warned that no relief from flooding is expected until next Thursday. Because, in the coming days, it will continue to rain.