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Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders ordered to evacuate their homes as storms Severe storms flooded much of Australia’s largest and most populous city.

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The national weather service warned of a “tough 48 hours ahead” in the city, with 60,000 people subject to evacuation orders in the affected areas, according to emergency services.

a week of “unprecedented” floods” on Australia’s east coast left 18 people dead, as police continue to search for a woman and her son whose vehicle was found abandoned in a canal in flooded Sydney.

In the north of the state of New South Wales, where the waters destroyed houses, swept away cars and isolated hundreds of residents on their roofs, a long clean-up process began.

Nail 800 people remain in shelters of emergency only in an upstate region, said Emergency Commissioner Charlene York.

In Mullumbimby, a town that was left without phone service, internet and help for several days, local resident Casey Whelan told AFP that many people on his street “can’t buy flood insurance”.

“They will not have how to rebuild,” he lamented.

Scientists say that climate change is increasing and intensifying extreme weather events in Australia, such as floods, fires, cyclones or droughts.

With information from AFP



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