Residents Evacuate as Parts of Sydney Hit by Worst Flooding in Decades

Thousands of people have been urged to evacuate parts of western Sydney due to flooding after what New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian described as a “one-in-50-year” weather event.

This footage, by Joseph Olbrycht-Palmer, shows wooden debris flowing down the Nepean River after the heavy rain.

The New South Wales weather service warned that the flood situation across the state remained “dangerous and volatile” on March 21, with flooding in some areas forecast to worsen.

Berejiklian said 13 evacuation centers have been set up across the state, including in the mid-north coast, Hunter Valley, and parts of Richmond and Hawkesbury. Credit: Joseph Olbrycht-Palmer via Storyful