Rain Hits Sydney Again, Death Toll Due to Floods Rises

Sydney, Australia’s most populous city, is bracing for more rain on Sunday (6/3), after a week of heavy rains. The death toll from floods across the east of the country stands at 17.

Incredibly heavy rainfall has fallen throughout the week in Queensland in the south and New South Wales (NSW) in the north. The incident caused devastation and prompted thousands of people to flee. Many properties and livestock were washed away, and roads were damaged.

According to police, seventeen people have died since the disaster began, including a Queensland woman whose body was found on Saturday.

The NSW Bureau of Meteorology said the upcoming weather forecast could bring again heavy rains, increasing the risk of flooding.

In Brisbane, the Queensland Capital and beyond, the clean-up process continued over the weekend. The effort came after days of heavy rains that flooded thousands of properties. [vm/ft]