A flood evacuation order has been issued for people across low-lying parts of Sydney's south-west as wild weather, fuelled by an intense weather system on the NSW coast, continues to lash Sydney..
The State Emergency Service has directed residents in the following areas of Chipping Norton to evacuate: Rickard Road, Arthur Street, Riverside Drive between Arthur Street and Newbridge Road, Newbridge Road between Rickard Road and Governor Macquarie Drive and Davey Robinson Drive.
Residents evacuate their homes as rising waters inundate Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen.
Residents evacuate their homes as rising waters inundate Narrabeen Street, Narrabeen. Photo: James Alcock
"Do not delay your evacuation. Roads will be congested or closed. You could become trapped and need rescue. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk," the Flood Evacuation Order said.
"Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements. For people who need assistance an Evacuation Centre has been set up by Community Services at Liverpool City Library, George Street Liverpool."
The SES also urged residents in parts of Milperra, Lansvale and Carramar to prepare to leave.
Waters rise flooding homes and shops on Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.
Waters rise flooding homes and shops on Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. Photo: James Alcock
The warning was issued after readings indicated the Georges River could rise to dangerous levels on Sunday afternoon. Up to 200 millimetres of rain fell during the 24 hours to 7am.
The SES has advised residents of the affected suburbs to collect medicines, pack three days' of clothing, and try to turn off the power and gas before leaving homes.
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