24 Photos And Videos That Show The Devastation Of The Sydney Storms

It’s the third time this year that Sydney has been hit by catastrophic floods.

Now, just a week into July, Sydney has seen more rainfall for this month than London receives on average for an entire year.

As Sydney floods, again, I can’t help wondering if people understand that this is the best it will ever be. Every natural disaster is going to get worse if we don’t dramatically change how we live. We can minimise the harm but no more than that. This is the best it will ever be.

Twitter: @OmarjSakr

Today marks the first time in almost a week that Sydneysiders have not been greeted by a deluge of morning rainfall — with just 1–5mm of rain forecast across the region.

But as the rain moves further north towards the Mid-North Coast, Central Coast and Hunter region of NSW, authorities are warning locals to prepare for heavy rainfall and potential flooding.

Here, we’ve collated some of the most devastating, strange, and touching pictures and videos from the Sydney storms:


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Saeed Khan / AFP via Getty Images


Muhammad Farooq / AFP via Getty Images


Muhammad Farooq / AFP via Getty Images


Saeed Khan / AFP via Getty Images


So this happened after work. ?
After filming this, the water rose within minutes and I got stuck. SES patrol had to help me get out. I was legit so close to jumping out the car and swimming ? #sydney #floods

Twitter: @chellebellx


Sydney is beginning to feel more and more like the Bangladeshi coast: It’s now seen 3 major flood emergencies in 18 months, including this one right now, where some areas had a deluge of rain in 1 day equal to the rain they should have “normally” seen over 62 days


Twitter: @AssaadRazzouk


Devastating scenes across #Camden and south-west Sydney.

This is the fourth time this year that buildings, homes and businesses in the area have been submerged by rising flood water.

Twitter: @AngusTaylorMP


“It’s actually one of the scariest floods I have been a part of.”

The Flood crisis worsens in Australia’s Sydney, with thousands more forced to evacuate their homes https://t.co/2NbPF7zU9k

Twitter: @AJEnglish


#WATCH // Footage this morning shows the clean up efforts at Maroubra Road in Sydney after strong winds blew mountains of sand in from the beaches. Scott Muir, Sydney Branch Director of Lifesaving said the road was covered in sand measuring 2 foot deep.
#floods #maroubraroad

Twitter: @slsnsw


Sydney in Australia has had 773mm of rain between Fri and Mon. The average rainfall for London for an entire year is 615mm. It’s Sydney’s wettest year on record to date. Showers are forecast & flooding will continue for a few days. https://t.co/9jDPbEGSWq

Twitter: @bbcweather


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1 dead, 1000s evacuate homes amid torrential rain & flash flooding in Sydney, Australia.
Roads have been cut off; 18 evacuation orders in western Sydney & warning of more to come.
“We are now facing dangers on multiple fronts – flash flooding, riverine flooding & coastal erosion”

Twitter: @rheytah


Muhammad Farooq / AFP via Getty Images


Muhammad Farooq / AFP via Getty Images

There are still evacuation orders and warnings in place for locations across NSW — for updates and evacuation centers, please click here. For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

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