SES perform 252 flood rescues overnight and thousands urged to evacuate as threat of inundation remains in Hawkesbury and Nepean
- Efforts to move cargo ship stranded off Sydney suspended
- Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates
- For Hawkesbury residents flooding is now a part of life
- Get our free news app, morning email briefing and daily news podcast
The New South Wales State Emergency Service reported more than 5,300 requests for assistance on Monday night, including 252 flood rescues, mainly of drivers stuck in cars and residents needing to be relocated.
The wild weather continued in NSW through the night, with heavy rain and strong winds lashing the state.