Sydney has not had a heavier rainfall since August 1998. According to Yahoo7’s report, 225 mm of rain has been dumped onto New South Wales’ capital over the last two days.
Dams are feared to overflow. The capital’s northern beaches have been put on “high alert” as New South Wales Premier Mike Baird said the Hunter region and some areas of the Central Coast are to be declared natural disaster zones.
The New South Wales Government page announced, “(o)ur thoughts tonight go out once again to the families of those who have lost their lives as a result of the severe storms that have swept across NSW.”
As a result, schools are closed on April 22. For the list of public schools cancelling classes, click here.