Rain warning for Sydney as weather system heads down east coast

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NSW Fire and Rescue Inspector Phil Eberle said rising river levels at the Murray River were of particular concern as additional resources were sent to the NSW-Victoria border.

“All support agencies; we’re just preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” he said.

“Talk to the farmers and the residents who live there and their small properties. What the water is doing is unprecedented. There are levels they have never seen, water comes from directions they never thought water would ever come from. “

In the Midwest, emergency services were called to an incident about 30 kilometers north of Mudgee after a car was swept out of the water.

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The driver of the car, a 45-year-old man, and two male passengers, aged 43 and 26, managed to get to safety. The woman, also a passenger, managed to get out of the car, but is still missing.

In Sydney, both the Hawkesbury and Nepean rivers were marked for moderate flooding on Monday.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast 45 millimeters of rain for Sydney for Monday and an easterly wind of 15 to 25 kilometers per hour.

Flood warnings are still in effect for the Tweed, Wilsons, Orara, Macleay, Hunter, Severn, Upper Macintyre, Gwydir, Mehi, Peel, Namoi, Castlereagh, Macquarie, Bell, Bogan, Lachlan, Belubula, Murrumbidgee, Murray, Edward, Culgoa , Bokhara, Warrego, Paroo, Barwon, Darling and Macintyre Rivers.

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