A meter of rain triggers evacuation warnings in Australia’s largest city

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A New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) crew is seen in a rescue boat as roads are submerged under floodwater from the swollen Hawkesbury River in Windsor, northwest of Sydney, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Parts of Sydney’s 5 million people are facing a fourth flooding emergency in a year and a half after torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks.

(Image credit: Bianca De Marchi/AP)

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