Australia: Flooding in New South Wales and Queensland 2022
Flooding in New South Wales and southeast Queensland has led to lost lives, homes, belongings, pets and livelihoods. Thousands of people in south-western Sydney have been ordered to evacuate as extreme rain pummels the region and floodwaters rise rapidly. The devastating floods have also cut off power for tens of thousands of people across New South Wales and Queensland, limiting their access to basic amenities and hampering rescue efforts.
This region, particularly Western Sydney, is no stranger to climate-related disasters.