Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate their homes amid flooding caused by what New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian described as a “one-in-50-year” weather event.
This footage, by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, gives an aerial view of flooding in Taree, north of Sydney.
The state’s weather service warned that the flood situation in parts of New South Wales, including western Sydney, remained “dangerous and volatile” on March 21, with flooding in some areas forecast to worsen.
Berejiklian said 13 evacuation centers have been set up across the state, including in the mid-north coast, Hunter Valley, and parts of Richmond and Hawkesbury. Credit: NWS RFS via Storyful