New aerial footage recorded scenes of torrential rain and floods sweeping eastern Australia in the most violent floods in half a century in some areas, and Russia Today network showed aerial scenes of the evacuation of thousands of people from several regions due to the severity of the floods, and the authorities asked residents to adhere to the utmost precautions in the areas that The torrents hit her.
The aerial footage showed cars plunging into the water in the streets of eastern Australian cities, and residents trying to flee their homes after drowning in the rain, while the rains and floods continued to flow, which is expected to continue in the coming days.
Floods ravage Australia
Evacuation of the population from the rain
Authorities said on Sunday that torrential rains along Australias east coast over the weekend had caused the heaviest floods in half a century in some areas, forcing thousands from their homes and damaging hundreds of homes.
Homes are covered with water
Houses soaked in rain
New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Prejiclian said rainfall in Australias most populous state, with a population of eight million, was worse than initially expected, especially in low-lying areas in northwestern Sydney.
Australian authorities ordered residents in areas of northwestern Sydney to evacuate their homes at midnight as torrential rains continued on Australias east coast on Sunday as the rapidly moving waters caused widespread devastation across the area.
Prejiklian said the authorities may ask 4,000 more people to vacate their homes.
Several major roads were closed across the state, while many schools canceled classes today, Monday, and flood warnings and evacuation orders were issued to about 13 districts in New South Wales as rivers rise and the accumulation of rain poses a danger.