SYDNEY – The Australia’s most famous coastal city bears damages and lost of electricity amid what Bureau of Meteorology defines as ‘severe thunderstorm’, PakistanTribe learnt from international media reports.
The latest news updates also indicates the occurrence of flash floods in locality. Details revealed that the storm left more than 7,000 people without electricity in parts of the city, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Storms in Australia are not uncommon, especially during its cyclone season that runs from November 1 to April 30, as storms form in the tropical waters off the northeast and northwest coasts before making landfall.
The New South Wales State Emergency Services (SES) has received 800 calls for help over the last three days, spokesman Phil Campbell said by phone.
That is far less than the 6,000 calls received in a 2007 storm and 20,000 calls in 1999, when Sydney faced its heaviest storm ever, Campbell said.
The SES is on standby for Saturday when a severe storm is likely to hit the city.
“We are looking at some very severe storms tomorrow. We are quite concerned there could be some particularly nasty storms,” Campbell said, citing the meteorology department’s forecasts.
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