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Sydney Homes Evacuated as Torrential Rain Causes More Flooding

  • Thousands of residents on city’s fringes told to leave homes
  • State’s fourth flood in 18 months could be the worst yet
A flooded area due to torrential rain in the Camden suburb of Sydney on July 3.
A flooded area due to torrential rain in the Camden suburb of Sydney on July 3.Photographer: Muhammad Farooq/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people on the outskirts of Sydney were told to leave their homes or prepare to evacuate as days of torrential rain lead to widespread flooding.

With more bad weather on its way, authorities issued dozens of evacuation orders and warnings in Sydney’s southern, western and northern regions. It’s the fourth major flood in New South Wales state in 18 months and the government on Monday warned the latest inundation may be the biggest yet.