Daylight Saving Ends in Australia: Don’t Forget to Fall Back!

Heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding and evacuations in Sydney and surrounding areas of New South Wales, Australia. The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) has responded to nearly 2,000 calls for help in the last 24 hours.

Evacuation orders are in place for several areas, including Picton, Narrabeen and the Hawkesbury River regions. Some of the worst affected areas include Wollongong, which received almost 200mm of rain overnight, and Penrith, which experienced its heaviest rainfall on record.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that flooding remains a concern, despite some clearer skies.

Here are some additional tips for staying safe during a flood:

  • If you are in a flood-prone area, be aware of the latest weather warnings and evacuation orders.
  • If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Do not drive through floodwaters.
  • If you are trapped in your home, move to the highest level possible and call for help.

For more information on how to stay safe during a flood, please visit the website of the New South Wales State Emergency Service.

source: ABC news

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