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Severe storms have lashed Sydney, but we’re not in the clear yet

Macquarie National News

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Thunder, lightning and torrential rain have lashed Sydney, and we’re being warned the wild weather could return.

The city was hit by 7000 lightning strikes Wednesday night as a storm rolled through, also bringing wind gusts of up to 117 kilometres an hour.

The rain resulted in a flood rescue in Schofields in the city’s north-west, where a 61-year-old woman and two boys aged 5 and 9 became trapped in their car.

Police managed to tow the vehicle after it got caught in water as deep as one metre.

Officers are reminding drivers to never enter flood waters and to take care on wet roads.


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The SES has also been busy, responding to more than 150 calls for assistance.

Severe weather warnings are no longer in place but Weather Bureau Meteorologist Craig Ryan says the city isn’t in the clear just yet.

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