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Severe thunderstorm strikes Sydney as cyclone Imogen inundates far north Queensland – The Guardian

Flash flooding leaves some rural NSW communities isolated as 1,400 houses left without power in Queensland

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Fast-moving thunderstorms have lashed much of eastern NSW including Sydney, felling trees and causing flash flooding that has left some rural communities isolated.
By 6.15pm on Monday the State Emergency Service had responded to 281 call-outs across the state, the majority for trees down, leaking roofs and requests for sandbags to prevent property inundations.
SES spokesman Andrew McCullough said two people had to be rescued from vehicles caught by floodwaters at Gloucester on the mid-north coast…

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