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Flooding across Western Sydney as the Nepean-Hawkesbury rivers burst, Australia

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"The rain bomb that threatened to smash Sydney has missed its target, coming ashore to our north. But the downpour has been heavy enough to leave a major flood emergency in Western Sydney," 7News reports.

The outflow from Warragamba Dam, which fortunately is spilling at half the rate authorities predicted when they feared a massive downpour would hit the catchment.

One of the first suburbs evacuated was North Richmond with access cut over the swollen Hawkesbury River.

Video and caption courtesy 7News

Featured image credit: 7News (stillshot)

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