Thousands of Sydney residents have been told to leave their houses after the city was pummelling by flooding, howling winds, and torrential rain for a third night in a row.
The already soggy city is expected to receive an additional 50mm of wild weather on Tuesday, adding to the 67.2mm that fell in the previous 24 hours as dangerous surf conditions and enormous seas battered the coastline.
A severe weather warning for heavy rain and destructive gusts of up to 90 km/h has been issued for Gosford, Cessnock, Maitland, Dungog, and Kulnura, as well as for Sydney, the NSW Central Coast, and the Hunter areas.
The experts are warning, the floods are going to continue even after the rain had stopped.
Sydney saw yet another chaotic night as life-threatening floodwaters shut off additional areas, flooded supermarkets, and stranded drivers on flooded roadways.
Amazing before and after video has surfaced of a street in semi-rural Horsley Park near Fairfield that quickly sank when a driver took a chance and became stuck.
In a span of 12 hours, SES members responded to 500 requests for assistance, with a fifth involving flood rescues.
Over 500 requests for assistance, including 100 water rescues, were made to the NSW SES in just 12 hours.
Some estimates suggest that more than 45,000 people are affected due to approximately 60 evacuation warnings and 100 evacuation orders.
The risk of flash flooding in our state is still quite high, according to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet on Tuesday.