New South Wales, Australia Flooding
The tragedies of the cyclonic storm haven’t even begun to be counted. 300mm of rain fell in 24 hours that’s 12 inches. Yesterday, it was predicted that Northern California is at risk for the same type of storm. Do your business, family, friends and employees have a plan for emergencies?
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
• 200,000 homes are without power in the Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter Region.
• The recovery effort is “expected to take several days”.
• More than 300mm of rain fell in 24 hours.
• Conditions are expected to slowly ease today as the low weakens.
• Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70km/h with peak gusts of 100km/h are forecast for the coastal fringe.
• Motorists have been urged to stay off the roads this morning.
• Newcastle and Hunter Region were the worst hit yesterday, with three dead in the town of Dungog.
• 4000 Carnival Spirit cruise passengers are stranded off the coast of Sydney after officials closed the port to all commercial vessels due to dangerously high waves.
• More than 6200 people have called the State Emergency Service for help since the storms began lashing the NSW coast on Monday.
• Rescuers have saved more than 100 people from floodwaters, 10 of them from rooftops.
• NSW Premier Mike Baird has urged Sydneysiders to delay unnecessary travel today.
• A number of schools will be closed today, check www.dec.nsw.gov.au for more information.
NEW South Wales residents who have endured nearly two days of cyclonic winds and torrential rain will have longer to wait until the clean-up can begin.
Businesses who can’t afford to have income losses are calling Crisis Prevention and Restoration for income preservation assistance. 415.891.9107
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