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Sydney storms: Two people died in flood-dominated chaos



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Media titlePeople in vehicles were among those caught in floods

Sydney has caused flooding, traffic chaos and power cuts by the harshest November rain the years had ever experienced.

Heavy rain fell on Wednesday, and the city received an average monthly rainfall in two hours in one hour.

Authorities, stormy weather, dozens of vehicles and 90 km / h (55 km / h) in the winds were recorded.

At least two deaths were charged in the storm.

A 14-year-old boy died in a traffic accident in Thornleigh north of Sydney on Wednesday morning.

Authorities say a volunteer, along with the state's emergency department, died while being dismissed and two police officers were injured after being hit by a falling tree while trying to help Sydney's drivers.

The images posted online showed trees and flooded roads, houses and train stations underwater.

The weather has played with subcontractors in the largest city of Australia, many transport services have been canceled or postponed – including 130 flights at the international airport.

The Sydney airport spokesman said the other two had to run only one runway after the storm was shut down.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said the region is the most rainy day since 1984.

According to the estimator, "The intensity of this rain was extraordinary – 91 mm has fallen in 90 minutes," his estimator Rob Taggart told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Meteorologists say a month's rain in Sydney's two hours

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Council staff try to clear a evacuation

The storm focused on the coastal areas of New South Wales (NSW), but reportedly missed many inland affected areas.

Ausgrid, the country's largest electricity grid, said that over 8,000 customers in the Sydney region of the storm had cut off power.

On Wednesday evening, more than 3,250 homes and businesses were reported to be still powerless.

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The authorities urged people to avoid traveling if possible, because the two main stages of rain fell around the transition times.

"We emphasize that drivers never try to pass floodwaters or cross-floods," said Michael Corboy, NSW Police commissioner, on Wednesday. Said.

Flood is not the only extreme weather that is currently happening in Australia.

In Queensland, more and more in the north, thousands of people destroyed the region as a wave of temperature that had never been seen before, and burned out destructive forest fires and dust storms.


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