Electricity of thousands of houses went out after major storm hit Sydney, Australia


Illustration Illustration - Electricity in thousands of houses in Sydney went out on Saturday, February 9th 2019 after a major storm hit one of Australia's largest cities. The majority of public transportation wasn’t operating and the government delayed the activities of national football matches. Quoting from AFP, heavy rain accompanied by lightning has occurred since Friday, February 8th 2019 in Sydney. The intensity of rainfall at that time reached 60 mm in several regions.

In fact, flash floods were occurred in the western part of Sydney. The intensity of the rain that fell in one of the suburbs in the city of Sydney almost touched 42 mm in 30 minutes. "It is a slow moving storm with moist air moving along the coast" Byron Doyle of the New South Wales Meteorological Agency, quoted on Saturday, February 9th 2019.

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As a result of the incident, many residents' cars were soaked on the main road and plus the broken traffic lights. Worse, numbers of tree also fell in several regions. It circulates on social media. A number of energy companies said more than 40,000 homes were affected by the storm in the form of power outage.

Due to this, the government has deployed more than 1,000 emergency services, including rescue efforts from floods in Sydney. "The rescue was concentrated on all vehicles that were soaked due to the flood" said an emergency services spokesman in New South Wales.


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