Severe weather warning issued for Sydney as South Coast towns evacuated | ABC News

A severe weather warning for wild surf, damaging winds and heavy rainfall has been issued from Sydney to the South Coast, and residents of Moruya CBD and Sussex Inlet are evacuating due to flooding.

The NSW State Emergency Service issued the urgent evacuation order to residents of Sussex Inlet at 3:30pm and Moruya’s CBD at 5:00pm on Sunday.

Floodwaters are rising along the Moruya River, which is expected to reach moderate flood levels and peak on Sunday night.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a deepening trough with several low centres was bringing heavy rain from the South Coast to the mid-north coast of NSW.

Riverine flooding is expected to continue throughout the Illawarra this evening, while areas of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Newcastle may see flash flooding.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-09/moruya-on-nsw-south-coast-evacuated-amid-rising-floodwaters/12539074

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