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NSW floods and weather: rain eases but chaos continues – live

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Evacuation orders are in place for several areas around Sydney, with thousands of homes still without power after Sunday’s rainfall. Follow all today’s updates
• Sydney’s Warragamba Dam levels surge to 62% capacity after torrential rain

While people on the NSW south coast are undoubtedly happy to get some rain to finally extinguish those bushfires, it must be devastating to have begun cleaning up after one natural disaster and then immediately be hit by another.

What a difference four weeks makes. Photos taken by Kellie Smith from her back door, south coast NSW. Incredible contrast. #Sydneystorm #NSWfloods

This soggy roo was spotted swimming through floodwaters at Lake Conjola on the NSW south coast – a region smashed by bushfires a month ago. #9News

There’s more wild weather to come:

A big dumping of rain has failed to extinguish the bushfire burning on the outskirts of Canberra, AAP reports.

More than 60mm fell on the national capital in the 24 hours to 9am Monday.

I do wonder if Canberra has had some type of hydrophobic coating secretly applied.. the rain seems to be going to a lot of trouble to avoid us.

We have a new river. Love the Rain #canberra

Continue reading… February 10, 2020 at 07:15AM Calla Wahlquist (now) and Josh Taylor (earlier)

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