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AUSTRALIA: Thousands evacuated across New South Wales as heavy rains continue

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About 18,000 people have been evacuated across New South Wales as heavy rains continue to pound the east coast of Australia, causing the floods to worsen.

Addressing parliament on today, prime minister Scott Morrison said that “Australia is being tested once again.”

“The east coast of Australia, predominantly New South Wales but also in south-east Queensland, has experienced an extraordinary deluge over recent days,” he said. 

Rains are expected for at least the next 24 and 48 hours, Mr Morrison said. “Some parts of New South Wales are experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years, from Penrith to the north of Port Macquarie,” he said.

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