Evacuation begins in New South Wales due to record flooding, Australia


Evacuation begins in New South Wales due to record flooding, Australia
Residents of New South Wales, Australia were ordered to evacuate on Friday, March 19, 2021, following severe flooding that the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) described as “life-threatening”.

Severe floods are occurring along major rivers, and some are expected to surpass record levels overnight.

“We are seeing very intense, very heavy, potentially life-threatening rains occurring right now on the middle northern coast,” it said. “We see that in one hour the total amount of precipitation has exceeded 100 mm. This is a very dangerous rain. ”
Residents of low-lying areas in the lower reaches of the Maclay River are called for evacuation by Friday evening.