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Torrential Rains Force 50,000 to Evacuate Homes Around Sydney, Australia

HeadlineJul 05, 2022

In Australia, some 50,000 residents of New South Wales have been ordered to evacuate their homes after torrential rains brought devastating flooding to areas around the capital Sydney. Australia’s fourth round of severe flooding in less than a year and a half came as some eight inches of rain fell in just 24 hours. Climate scientists say such extreme precipitation events are becoming more common as warming land and sea temperatures allow the atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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