Waterfronts across Sydney and the surrounding suburbs have been flooded and thousands of residents have been evacuated as rain pounded the capital.
The city is on the back foot as more than 60mm of rain fell on Bondi, in the CBD and in suburbs around Sydney’s CBD, causing extensive damage and flooding.
In Sydney, the worst hit areas were the city’s inner west, including the CBD, north-east and west, as well as the outer western suburbs.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that residents in Sydney’s northern beaches were forced to stay indoors as water rushed into their homes.
Residents in Sydney and surrounding suburbs were forced into shelters on Monday night as torrential rain and high winds forced authorities to declare a state of emergency.
The NSW Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has said that it expects the rain will continue into Tuesday.
In Adelaide, around 100,000 homes were evacuated after heavy rain and heavy winds knocked out power and internet services for up to 20 hours.
The Adelaide Fire Service was called to help with the situation.
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