Flash Flooding Turns New South Wales Street Into Raging River After Storms

“Very dangerous” storms brought severe flooding to coastal areas south of Sydney on February 9, the Bureau of Meteorology said, with flood warnings also in place for Sydney itself.

The Bureau of Meteorology said “very dangerous slow-moving storms” had developed between Wollongong and Sydney, with intense rainfall and flash flooding.

Ashlea Milinkovic recorded from her home in Stanwell Park as the road outside turned into a torrent of floodwater. “There was a road there, now there is a river in front of our house,” she said.

Emergency services said they had carried out 31 flood rescues across the Illawarra and Greater Sydney regions, the ABC reported. Rainfall totals of up to 177 mm an hour were recorded, the broadcaster said. Credit: Ashlea Milinkovic via Storyful

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ASHLEA MILINKOVIC: So we're sitting at 2 and 1/2 meters currently? There was a road there. Now there is a river at the front of our house. The river is coming down the mountain. So the water is gushing at high, extreme speeds.

That tree was standing. There was a netting around it. There were actually more trees over there. But they have been pulled away.

Um, yeah, it's-- it's a little bit scary. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a cry. OK, just a little bit because I've never been in a situation like--