TE24 International Desk:
SYDNEY – Australian paramedics ordered the evacuation of thousands of people in Sydney on Monday. This is because overflowing rivers have flooded vast tracts of land, and the city’s largest dam has flooded.
On the third day of heavy rain off the east coast, rescuers said they had rescued about 20 people in the past 12 hours, many of whom were stranded in cars on flooded roads in New South Wales.
Towards the sudden end of Australia’s climate change, floods are becoming more frequent and intense due to droughts, deadly wildfires, bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef and changes in global climate patterns.
Higher temperatures mean the atmosphere retains more water and receives more rain. In New South Wales, about 32,000 people were ordered or warned, said Ashley Sullivan, a senior official in the state emergency services.
“We have seen rivers grow much faster and faster than expected,” Sullivan told national broadcaster ABC.
He said water levels in some areas could exceed the levels seen in the catastrophic floods off Australia’s east coast in the past two years. 4,444 In March this year, more than 20 people were killed in a flood on the roof that swept away cars off the road.
On Monday morning, the waters of the muddy brown river turned a vast expanse of land on the outskirts of Camden in south-west Sydney into a lake. As seen on TV,
Roads have disappeared under water, mobile homes have been submerged to their knees, and at least one side has been tilted.
Plenty of water has leaked out of Waragambadam, which has been spreading excess water since Sunday. Located on the west edge of Sydney, a huge dam supplies most of the city’s drinking water.