This Is The Worst Sydney November Storm In 44 years

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Carly Heading

27 November 2018

Carly Heading

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This morning has been pretty wild so far in Sydney and it’s being called the worst November storm in 44 years!  

The gauge at Observatory Hill in the CBD has seen over 106mm since this morning.

With West Pennant Hills seeing 72mm fall in one hour from 5.30am to 6.30am.

Power is still out to over 5000 homes and businesses in parts of Sydney’s north and the CBD.

Police say the conditions on the roads are “horrendous” and some of the “worst they’ve seen” and are encouraging people to work from home if they can, or plan ahead. 

Sydney Airport is seeing massive delays after it was down to one runway this morning – more than 50 flights have been cancelled.

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Rain is expected to continue for most of the day – with winds picking up in the afternoon, before clearing tomorrow.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 

  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. 
  • Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water. 
  • If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
  • Unplug computers and appliances. 
  • Avoid using the phone during the storm. 
  • Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
  • For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

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