Australia’s top union boss shares her ridiculous idea to solve Aussie flood crisis

Australian authorities issued new evacuation orders for thousands of Sydney residents on Thursday following heavy rains sparked flash flooding in Indonesia’s world’s largest city and warned of worse to come.

A severe weather system lashed the eastern coast of the Federal Republic of Tasmania, severing entire cities and flooding hundreds of homes and farms when it moved southward over the past week.

Evacuation orders are in place for areas in northern NSW as well as parts of Greater Sydney and The Illawarra.

“We do believe that things will get worse before they get better,” NSW premier Dominic Perrottet said at a media briefing on Thursday as he announced that evacuation orders and warning notices would affect maybe half a million people across the state.

As Sydneysiders woke up on Thursday to another day of torrential rain due to a damaging East Coast low the SES was also warning of a severe weather warning for the town.

Perrottet said the flooding was likely to be worse in some places than it has been in previous years, the worst in 60 years.

Around 250 schools across NSW remained closed Thursday as a result of the storm, including 186 public schools, 35 free schools and 29 Catholic schools.

The average rainfall in Sydney – with its population of more than 5 million – in March is around 140 mm.

Asked what he believes the total clean-up bill for the floods will be, @JoshFrydenberg said:

“I think it will run into the billions of dollars”

– Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer

— RN Breakfast (@RNBreakfast) March 2, 2022

⚠️⛈️ Severe Thunderstorms are continuing across #SEQLD this morning with a very dangerous thunderstorm approaching Ipswich and Brisbane. Giant hail, intense rainfall and damaging winds possible with this storm. Stay up to date at https://t.co/FBmpsInT9o. pic.twitter.com/3OnRdyS3Uo

— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) March 2, 2022

Severe storm activity in parts of SE Qld.@BOM_Qld says damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding likely.
Never drive or walk through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
If you need emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500. pic.twitter.com/Ws4eBZpKDM

— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) March 2, 2022

⚠️ Major Flood Warning issued for the #HawkesburyRiver and the #NepeanRiver. See https://t.co/AdztI2rqg1 for details and updates; follow advice from @NSWSES #NSWFloods pic.twitter.com/YXw1QlsM9M

— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) March 2, 2022

⛈️Road Weather Alert for #Sydney for all suburbs

Flooded roads and reduced visibility in heavy rain will make driving conditions dangerous during Thursday in all suburbs.#Motorists are advised to take extreme care.
https://t.co/yxFFvZCD4Z@BOM_NSW @ResilienceNSW

— NSW SES (@NSWSES) March 2, 2022

⚠️⛈️ Severe Thunderstorms are developing across #SEQ with multiple very dangerous thunderstorms already occurring. Further severe thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. See all the warnings at https://t.co/FBmpsInT9o pic.twitter.com/ChcR1DHmwe

— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) March 2, 2022

Warragamba Dam spilling, with the government on Wednesday saying the worst case could see as much as 600 gigalitres a day flow over the wall. During the March 2021 floods, the spill rate got to 440-460GL. pic.twitter.com/vnqiprJlwV

— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) March 2, 2022

The Warragamba spill will add to other flows coming into the Hawkesbury-Neapean River. At North Richmond, one area being evacuated, the flow is already above major flood levels. @BOM_NSW @BOM_au pic.twitter.com/26TUWigqTl

— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) March 2, 2022

And over the next eight days, still lots of rain forecast, including over areas already flood hit. @BOM_au pic.twitter.com/rhAh4i3yMh

— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) March 2, 2022

New South Wales

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. (wikipedia)

Queensland

Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia, (wikipedia)