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Sydney Floods Show Urgent Need for Climate Action, Albanese Says

Rising floodwaters near a residential area in the Windsor suburb of Sydney on July 4.
Rising floodwaters near a residential area in the Windsor suburb of Sydney on July 4.Photographer: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister warned that the floods leaving large swaths of Sydney submerged are still dangerous and yet another wake-up call for urgent action on climate change.

Anthony Albanese said the government has requested defense personnel to aid clean-up efforts as he toured badly affected areas on the north-west outskirts of the city on Wednesday morning. He announced a financial support package for people worst impacted by the fourth major flood in New South Wales state in 18 months.