Sydney has been thrown into chaos by a devastating storm which saw two months of rain fall in just two days – forcing mass evacuations, leaving 150,000 homes without power, and prompted warnings not to drive to work. The storm dumped 400mm of rain on the city over the weekend, causing mayhem for commuters on Monday morning with roads blocked, ferries cancelled and trains suffering major delays across the network. Residents in flood-affected areas from the city’s west to the Northern Beaches and the New South Wales Central Coast have been warned not to drive to work as rivers and lagoons overflow. ‘We are trying to ask people to reconsider their travel, a number of roads are closed,’ a State Emergency Service said on Monday morning. ‘And we are still seeing people driving into flood water.’ New South Wales Emergency Services Minister David Elliott urged motorists to heed flood warnings and stay off the roads if possible. ‘We have 400 SES volunteers trying to complete the backlog this morning and unfortunately this has included 150 flood rescues,’ he said. ‘The message to the motorists of Sydney and indeed the wider metropolitan area is if you can avoid being on the… Read full this story
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