Sydney Disaster Zone : Chaos Across City as More Heavy Rain Comes
Sydney is a bit of a disaster zone today, with flash flooding, high winds, damage, injuries and at least one death attributed to the severe weather.
It all kicked off really early this morning with a massive lighting storm, high winds and a huge amount of rain.
In fact, Sydney has received 118 millimetres of rain since 5.20am, with more expected this afternoon, more than a month’s worth of rain was dumped in just a few hours.
Tragically, one person died in a car accident in heavy rain, at Thornleigh in the upper north shore at about 9am, in the midst of the chaos.
Two police officers were injured when a tree fell, as they came to the aid of a stranded driver in flooded roads in North Ryde.
130 flights were cancelled at Sydney Airport leaving thousands of business flyers, tourists and domestic travellers stranded.
Some trains and train stations were flooded, with commuters delayed significantly across the city.
Rain on the Train in Sydney
Sydney trains were soaking wet.
— Rae Johnston (@raejohnston) November 27, 2018
This is Max the dog, he had apparently run away from home during the thunder storm and made his way onto a train.
— Peter Toohey (@yehoot) November 27, 2018
A man on the train phoned the owner who managed to collect Max from two train stations away at St Peters.
Max is now home safe and dry.
Flooding was so bad train station stairs became waterfalls across Sydney. Here’s the seen at Central.
— Harriet Tatham (@HarrietTatham) November 27, 2018
Water coming out of the walls at a Woolworths supermarket.
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SYDNEY- TOWN HALL- Woolworths- Water is pouring out of the walls. Light rail cancelled and steps going down to station closed due to FLOODING.
CENTRAL Station flooded
😱😱😱#Marksweather ⚡#SydneyStorm #sydneyweather #9news #sydney #7News pic.twitter.com/BU3UZLYm8x
— ⚡MarksWeather🌐 (@Marks_Weather) November 27, 2018
Sydney commuters walk through water this morning
“Everyone was taking off their shoes and socks to get through” – heavy flooding at Lewisham Station this morning. Super handy and informative ‘wet floor’ sign visible. #sydneystorm Credit: walklib via Storyful pic.twitter.com/XuIUZeLHDR
— Josie Harvey (@JosieHarvey_) November 28, 2018
Crazy Lighting Storms
A series of thunderstorms battered the NSW coast from Newcastle down to Wollongong, causing havoc for commuters and emergency services.
The weather bureau warns more rain and hail is likely later in the day, as authorities urged people to think about alternatives for their afternoon commute or school pick-up.
“Delay your journey or work from home today – we want as less cars on the road,” NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy told reporters.
“We do not want any further tragedies to happen today.”
Sydney Weather Forecast
More severe rainfalls and more storms are coming for Sydney
A severe thunderstorm warning for very heavy rainfall is still current for Sydney, Illawarra, Central Coast, Hunter and Mid North Coast. 7 News meteorologist @DavidWBrown7. #7News https://t.co/9WgkLJCoa1
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) November 28, 2018
Hail in NSW
— Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) November 28, 2018
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