An area the size of England and Ireland flooded in northern NSW
A massive body of water moving across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has left at least 7,000 people isolated in the northern portion of the state, but the figure is expected to exceed 10,000.
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- NSW, Australia. A massive body of water moving across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has left at least 7,000 people isolated in northern NSW, but the figure is expected to exceed 10,000.
- Flooding in northern NSW has impacted an area the size of England and Ireland combined.
- Many areas in the south are also impacted by extreme rain events.
- “Down in the south, many rivers are on a flood watch and now, as we’ve seen, the Sydney metropolitan area and surrounds are also experiencing the impact of these weather events,” State Emergency Services (SES) said.
- The inland sea moving from the north of the state to the south was expected to continue for two months, isolating towns and communities along its path for many weeks, SES spokesperson said.
- “It really is quite a significant protracted event of an extremely large body of water moving across the state.”
- “A lot of communities will be isolated, some communities will need to be evacuated,” NSW Assistant Police Commissioner said.”It is a significant welfare issue, emotionally and physically, for those people.”
- “There are water-logged cotton crops, stranded cattle and farmers sitting on the veranda counting losses,” a report said.
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