A person has drowned in Sydney after a kayak reportedly capsized, New South Wales police have confirmed.
In an announcement, police stated emergency providers have been known as to Parramatta River off Abbotsford Parade in Abbotsford at about 2.45pm right now after a person was seen struggling within the water.
A member of the general public tried to help him earlier than officers, PolAir, Water Police and Marine Rescue arrived.
He died on the scene.
The person has not been recognized.
With that, we’ll wrap the weblog for the night.
The place you might be, keep secure, keep dry, keep heat, cuddle up to one another. Right here have been right now’s main developments:
- Hundreds of New South Wales residents are topic to evacuation warnings and orders together with components of Sydney this night as torrential rainfall continues to lash the state. Falls in extra of the previous three main flood occasions – March 2021, March 2022 and April 2022 – are attainable in some areas together with the Hawkesbury Nepean, the place the river at North Richmond is predicted to achieve 15 metres late this night.
- A person has drowned after his kayak capsized within the Parramatta River this afternoon. An investigation is underway.
- Two instances of throat diphtheria have been detected in northern New South Wales in two younger kids. It’s the primary time in a century the illness has been reported. Neither of the kids, who’re associated, have been vaccinated, and each are being handled in hospital.
- Australia will carry its border restrictions on Wednesday in a significant leisure of the nation’s vaccination necessities. From 6 July, folks will be capable to journey to and from Australia with out declaring their vaccination standing. Masks restrictions will stay in place.
- It comes as Australia passes 10,000 Covid-19 deaths. Australia recorded 30 deaths to the virus right now, bringing the whole toll to 10,014 because the pandemic started.
There are six evacuation centres in place in flood effected areas, with flooding escalating “in a short time” within the Hawkesbury Nepean space.
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Right here’s the newest from the Bureau of Meteorology:
Within the Nepean River at Menangle … river ranges have exceeded the flood peak reached within the March 2022 flood occasion (15.92m) and peaked barely beneath the April 2022 flood peak (16.83m).
Flood ranges at North Richmond and Windsor are prone to exceed the flood ranges reached prior to now three main flood occasions since March 2021. Flood ranges at Sackville and downstream are prone to be decrease than the March 2022 ranges.
The Nepean river at Penrith is at the moment at 9.21m and peaking, with average flooding. The Hawkesbury river at North Richmond (WPS) might attain round 15m [by] late Sunday night, with main flooding. Additional rises are attainable with forecast rainfall.
The Hawkesbury river at Windsor (WPS) might attain round 13.30m throughout Monday with main flooding. Additional rises are attainable with forecast rainfall. The Hawkesbury river at Sackville [will] attain the foremost flood degree (9.7m) Monday evening into Tuesday. Additional rises are attainable with forecast rainfall.
The Hawkesbury river at Wisemans Ferry might attain round 4.2m throughout Tuesday with main flooding. Additional rises are attainable with forecast rainfall.
An replace is being supplied on the person who handed away after reportedly capsizing their kayak right now. It has not but been confirmed whether or not this incident was immediately associated to the flood occasion, nonetheless it’s understood there have been witnesses.
It might be associated to the windy circumstances however the precise incident is being investigated … the circumstances surrounding it are nonetheless being investigated.
Greater than 1,800 requests for help have been made, York says.
A whole bunch to 1000’s of properties are in areas at the moment in danger which can be beneath an evacuation warning. Properties and roofs have been broken, timber are down and a few automobiles are underwater.
York says generally it’s inconceivable to supply an evacuation warning earlier than an order is issued.
There are literally thousands of folks effected by what we’re tonight.
Don’t journey if you happen to don’t need to tonight, York says.
It doesn’t take a lot for a car to be washed away in a couple of foot of water … I don’t need to be reporting any lack of life.
Numerous rescues has additionally been reported of home and rural animals.
The precedence is saving lives … however we actually need to be sure folks make good choices.
This might get considerably worse over the evening, make secure choices now. Take care of yourselves.
York says all dams are at the moment above 100% capability.
What now we have is a very critical occasion that has escalated over the day and is forecast to escalate over the evening.
We’re anticipating these ranges will rise above the final 18 months of flood ranges … it’s essential to not count on if your home survived … you must rethink that technique.
We’re asking the neighborhood to bear in mind … so you may make choices now. In case you are involved, now’s the time to make preparations and probably go away your own home.
Golding is talking now. Dhe says the heaviest falls have been close to Newcastle, however there ahas been regular rain within the northern Illawara and the Blue Mountains.
The east coast low is sitting off the Hunter coast, transferring nearer in the direction of the NSW coast, and we’re anticipating that to cross the coast tonight and produce fast intensification of rainfall for areas within the Hunter, the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra districts.
Golding stated rainfall in extra of 100mm had hit some locations on prime of a whole bunch of millimetres acquired in earlier days.
The rainfall will carry a rise in gusty winds and gale forces over the shoreline, with the chance of timber and powerlines coming down and anticipated coastal erosion points.
She says some areas that haven’t skilled main flood ranges ought to count on waters to rise.
We’re asking folks alongside the central coast, the Blue Mountains as effectively, Sydney and the Illawarra which ought to deteriorate once more after some reprieve right now to remain on prime of the forecasts and warnings.
Cooke says the state is dealing with twin threats together with coastal erosion, with riverine flash flooding not anticipated to ease till Monday.
It was a protracted evening final evening, it’s been a really lengthy day right now and tonight shall be a protracted evening for our emergency providers [and] volunteers.
Earlier than you go to mattress tonight verify the newest recommendation from the Bureau, verify in with the SES to make sure you’re updated.