‘Devastating’: Thousands more told to evacuate from Sydney floods

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Thousands of people in Sydney face a long night ahead, with rain forecast to continue lashing Australia’s biggest city.

More than 70 evacuation orders are in place, with parts of New South Wales facing their third life-threatening flood emergency this year.

Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports from Brisbane, Australia.

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