Sydney braced for another night of flooding after region hit by torrential rain

Thousands urged to evacuate as threat of inundation remains in Hawkesbury and Nepean, with flash flooding a risk in Illawarra and Hunter

Sydney is braced for another long night with more than 70 flood evacuation orders still in place across New South Wales, despite a forecast that conditions could ease on Tuesday.

Large parts of the state have been hammered with record levels of torrential rainfall since Friday, placing about 32,000 people under evacuation orders including in several parts of Sydney.

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